The Arboretum at Upton Castle is a collection of non-native trees and shrubs containing many rare species and country champions mostly planted in the 1920’s so now very mature.
The Arboretum is a place for you to experience nature at its finest.The staggeringly beautiful trees and wildlife will lull you into a place of peace and serenity. The trees are home to hundreds of beautiful birds and their songs can be heard throughout the gardens.
Our arboretum has an exceptional collection of rare trees amongst which are the large Davidii involucrate (Handkerchief Tree), Fagus heterophylla (Fern Leafed Beech), Cunninghamia, Podocarpus, Liriodendron tulipfera (tulip tree) and the Magnolias to mention a few.
We are lucky to have an impressive 18 ‘Champion’ trees, the term for the largest examples of that species in Wales. The massive Taxus baccata (Yew Tree) was awarded the title “Heritage Tree” and several experts have said it is over 1000 years old. There are also a multitude of listed “Veteran Trees” said to be the oldest trees, of that particular rare species, in the country.