Trees are amazing

The Friends of Boscombe Chine Gardens have produced a Tree Trail Leaflet, which you can also download and print. You can use the Tree Trail leaflet and go on a circular walk round the gardens to identify nine different trees.

Take a look at our tree trail by clicking on the link below:

Tree Trail leaflet (in pdf format)

List of trees in the formal part of Boscombe Chine Gardens

The formal part of Boscombe Chine Gardens is the area south of the Christchurch road down to the concrete bridge. Within this area are at least 30 different species of tree, many of them are not native to the UK and all are very special. South of the concrete bridge and towards Boscombe Pier is a Local Nature Reserve. This area of the chine has less of a variety of trees but they still play an important part in preserving the bio-diversity of the chine.

If you look carefully at some of the trees you will notice a small rectangular plastic label with the common and Latin name of the tree. Why not see how many different trees you can find in the gardens?

Common Name Latin Name Country of origin
American Elm Ulmus americana North America
Bird Cherry Prunus padus N Eurasia
Black Mulberry Morus nigra S W Asia
Cherry Laurel Prunus laurocerasus S E Europe
Common Beech Fagus sylvatica S & W Europe
Common Lime Tilia x europea Europe
Common Whitebeam Sorbus aria S & C Europe
Common Yew Taxus baccata Europe & SW Asia
Copper Beech Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea' Europe
Corsican Pine Pinus nigra var. maritime Corsica
Crab Apple Malus sylvestris Native
English Oak Quercus robur Europe & The Caucasus
European Larch Larix decidua C Europe
Foxglove Tree Paulownia tomentosa N China
Hankerchief Tree Davadia involucrate W China
Holly Ilex aquafolium Europe & W Asia
Horse Chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum Greece & Balkans
Maidenhair Tree Ginko biloba China
Olive Olea europea SW Asia & Saudia Arabia
Ornamental Maple Acer palmatum Japan
Persian Ironwood Parotia persica Iran
Red Oak Quercus rubra North America
Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris Europe
Sweet Chestnut Castanea sativa Mediterranean
Sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus Europe
Tulip Tree Liriodendron tulipifera North America
Turkey Oak Quercus cerris Turkey
Wedding Cake Tree Cornus controversa 'Variegata' Asia
Weeping Ash Fraxinus excelsior 'Pendula' Europe & SW Asia
Weeping Beech Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula' S & W Europe