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Explore The Cyril Hart Arboretum
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.4/5)


Cyril Hart Arboretum, Forest of DeanThe Cyril Hart Arboretum was established in 1915 with trees brought back by the Victorian plant hunter Ernest Wilson from his 1910 explorations of China.

 At the time the arboretum was known as the Speech House Arboretum it was later renamed the Cyril Hart Arboretum after Dr Cyril Hart who dedicated a lifetime of service to forestry and was a Senior Verderer (1952 – 2009) of the Forest of Dean.

The collection of trees has been added to over the years and now contains species found from around the globe. The Arboretum is managed by the Forestry Commission with the help of a team of local volunteers.

There is a level surfaced trail around one side of the arboretum, the rest is unsurfaced but still flat and can easily accommodate pushchairs and those less able. The arboretum is within a fenced area making this site popular with dog walkers, whilst enjoying the area please be a responsible dog owner. 



What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Love the arboretum. Would give it 5 stars if the huge muddy patches were filled in!

Carol, 12/Jun/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had a fabby time today with my 2 dogs

Anonymous, 25/Mar/2017

Hi, not certain tree 44 is correctly labelled. Says it"s an acer but acers don't have berries! Think this might be Viburnum betulifolium. I havent seen it in leaf though.

Barbara D, 21/Dec/2016

We have recently re-labeled all the trees - this may have got mixed up - we will check this week - thank you.

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Last updated: 10th January 2017

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