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Tremendous Trees

A walking trail

This trail introduces you to some of our remarkable trees, and through them, to the members of the Rothschild family who created and continue to care for Waddesdon.

Common Horse Chestnut tree in summer

1. Common Horse Chestnut

Native to the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, USA, ancient Wellingtonias can live over 3,000 years and can grow to over 90m in height!

2. Giant Sequoia or Wellingtonia

London Plane in summer

3. London Plane

With its distinctive layered shape and foliage, the cedar of Lebanon is a splendid tree.

4. Cedar of Lebanon

In 1926, King George V and Queen Mary visited James and Dorothy de Rothschild, and planted this specimen.

5. Chinese Thuja

Austrian pine is a large, relatively fast-growing tree that was planted in great numbers throughout the gardens.

6. Austrian Pine

Fan Palms can grow to 15m in height and in spring, large flower panicles appear from the leaves and can be up to 1 m long.

7. Fan Palm

Sycamore in summer

8. Sycamore

Atlas cedar is similar in appearance to the cedar of Lebanon, but without the grand horizontal branches that give that species its layered silhouette.

9. Atlas Cedar

In its native range in the Caucasus Mountains between the Black and Caspian Seas, it can grow to 40m as a single-trunked tree.

10. Oriental Spruce

Common Lime in summer

11. Common Lime

Common beech in summer

12. Common Beech

Common oak was a key part of Ferdinand’s planting scheme for Waddesdon.

13. Common Oak

Auto chrome of Manor and landscape, 19th C

14. Garden History