Our Trees

Find out about our trees with our innovative QR coode system

Below are our listing of trees currently in the garden, also accessible via the QR codes at the base of the trees.
(Additional listings will be added soon)

I’d like to credit The Woodland Trust, for much of the factual content about the trees.
To visit their excellent website go to www.woodlandtrust.org.uk 

 

Tree Listings

Golden Irish Yew

Yew, Golden Irish The Golden Irish Yew, is an evergreen conifer, that can grow to a height of 7m, and may live for over 2,000 years, although 1,500 years may be more typical. The bark is brown-grey with purple tones, and it peels. This tree was planted for the...

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Goat Willow

Willow, Goat The Goat Willow, also known as the pussy willow, is a broadleaved deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 10m, and may live for 300 years. The bark is grey-brown and develops diamond-shaped fissures with age. Twigs are hairy at first but become...

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Whitebeam

Whitebeam The Whitebeam, is a charming broadleaved deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 15m, and may live for 200 years. They're compact and domed. The bark and twigs are grey, and the shoots are brick red in sunlight but greyish-green in shade. This tree was...

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Black Walnut

Walnut, Black The Walnut, is a broadleaved deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 35m, and may live for 200 years. They typically have a short trunk and broad crown, though can be narrower if grown in a woodland situation. The bark is smooth and olive-brown when...

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Sycamore

Sycamore Tree The Sycamore Tree, is a large broadleaved deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 35m, and may live for 400 years. The bark is dark pink-grey, and smooth when young, but becomes cracked and develops small plates with age. Twigs are pink-brown and...

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Snowy Mespil

Snowy Mespil The Snowy Mespil, is small deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 7m, and may live for 60 years. This tree was planted in 1995 By Mrs M. Pocock in memory of her husband.  Photo supplied by: Alan PayneCommon Name:Snowy Mespil Scentific...

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Rowan Tree

Rowan Tree The Rowan Tree, is an elegant broadleaved deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 15m, and may live for 200 years. The bark is smooth and silvery grey, and leaf buds are purple and hairy.  Photo supplied by: Alan PayneCommon Name:Rowan Tree...

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Rowan Tree

Rowan Tree The Rowan Tree, is an elegant broadleaved deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 15m, and may live for 200 years. The bark is smooth and silvery grey, and leaf buds are purple and hairy.  Photo supplied by: Alan PayneCommon Name:Rowan Tree...

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Wollemi Pine

Pine, Wollemi Content to follow.  Photo supplied by: Alan PayneCommon Name:Wollemi Pine Scentific Name:Wollemia nobilis Tree No:190 Location:D7Content to follow. Credit: This could be your image    Content to follow. Credit: This could be your image...

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Scotch Pine

Pine, Scots The Scots Pine (UK), Scotch Pine (US), is a truly stunning evergreen conifer, that can grow to a height of 35m, and may live for 700 years. A tall straight pine tree. The scaly bark is istinctive orange-brown, which develops plates and fissures with age....

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Red Oak

Oak, Red The Red Oak, is a fast growing broadleaved deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 25m, and may live for 500 years, although 300 years may be more typical. The bark is smooth and silver-grey when young, and develops warts or ridges with age. Twigs are...

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Lucombe Oak

Oak, Lucombe The Lucombe Oak, is a large spreading semi-evergreen tree, that can grow to a height of over 20m, and may live for 240 years. The bark is thick and corky and is fire resistant. Branches on older trees can be quite chunky. The buds are brownish, ovate...

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QR Codes

The Gardens are home to many different types of tree – you can find out details of the trees at the Gardens by using our QR code system with your SmartPhone.

Simply download a QR code reader in your Apps store on your iPhone or Android and you’ll be able to discover the hidden treasures of the beautiful trees at The Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens

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Anyone for Tennis?

Enjoy an exciting game of tennis on one of our hard courts. They are set within our relaxing gardens and are  available to hire 7 days a week and cost just £6.00 per hour. If you would like to book a game please visit our Tennis Booking Page

Contact and Maps

Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens are conveniently situated in the North of the town. There are plenty of car parks nearby and are just a few minutes walk away.

Visit our Wildlife Hide

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Did you know?

We have a Hide in the gardens where you can watch the wildlife – it is available for disabled too – there is a stumpery too which also encourages the flora and fauna.