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

Holme Oak

Oak, Holme The Holm Oak, is a broadleaf evergreen tree, that can grow to a height of over 20m, and may live for 400 years. The crown is broad, domed, with ascending branches and often with low stems. The bark is black and finely cracked, and the twigs are slender and...

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English Oak

Oak, English The English Oak, the majesty of the woods, is a broadleaved deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 40m, and may live for 1,000 years. This species grows and matures to form a broad and spreading crown with sturdy branches beneath.  Photo...

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English Oak

Oak, English The English Oak, the majesty of the woods, is a broadleaved deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 40m, and may live for 1,000 years. This species grows and matures to form a broad and spreading crown with sturdy branches beneath. This tree was...

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Red Maple

Maple, Red The Red Maple, is a striking broadleaved deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 20m, and may live for 200 years, although 80 to 100 years may be more typical. This tree was planted in memory of Mr Hungerford Rowley, a long and respected resident of...

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Red Maple

Maple, Red The Red Maple, is a striking broadleaved deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 20m, and may live for 200 years, although 80 to 100 years may be more typical.  Photo supplied by: Alan PayneCommon Name:Red Maple Scentific Name:Acer rubrum Tree...

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Norway Maple

Maple, Norway The Norway Maple, is a broadleaved deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 25m, and may live for 150 years. The bark is grey with fine ridges, and the twigs are slender and brown with tiny white spots.  Photo supplied by: Alan PayneCommon...

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Norway Maple

Maple, Norway The Norway Maple, is a broadleaved deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 25m, and may live for 150 years. The bark is grey with fine ridges, and the twigs are slender and brown with tiny white spots.  Photo Supplied By: Alan PayneCommon...

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Field Maple

Maple, Field The Field Maple, is a sturdy broadleaved deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 20m, and may live for 350 years. The bark is light brown and flaky, and twigs are slender and brown and develop a corky bark with age. Small, grey leaf buds grow on long...

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Common Lime

Lime, Common The Common Lime, a hybrid between small-leaved and large-leaved lime, is a broadleaved deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 40m, and may live for 400 years. The bark is pale grey-brown and irregularly ridged, with characteristic large burrs and...

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Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut The Horse Chestnut, with its shiny mahogany conkers, is a broadleaved deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 40m, and may live for 300 years. The bark is smooth and pink-grey when young, which darkens and develops scaly plates with age. Twigs are...

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English Elm

Elm, English The English Elm, is a deciduous tree, that can grow to a height of 30m, and may live more than 100 years. The bark is grey-brown, rough and fissured, often with suckers growing from the base of the trunk. The twigs are finely hairy.  Photo supplied...

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Lawson Cypress

Cypress, Lawson The Lawson Cypress, is an evergreen conifer, that can grow to a height of 45m high, and may live more than 500 years. A tall, narrowly conical tree, with feathery foliage. The bark is cracked into vertical plates, and the twigs are a dark...

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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.