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Lime Avenue

The avenue of lime trees which is situated near the river may have been planted in 18th century when the estate was laid out. Whilst this was primarily a design feature for visual effect, it was also used as a minor access route, providing an alternative to the Riverside Path. It is a glorious feature in late spring when in early leaf with a ground flora of wild garlic. The Limes have been planted in a staggered double row barely 3.5metres apart and at 5.5 metre centres. The avenue comprises of 49 Limes and a single Oak. The close spacing and size of the trees make walking along its length an exceptional experience.  

 

Notable trees

In addition to commonly found trees there are trees within the Gardens that because of their age, and overall historical or landscape contribution are of note. These include Weeping Beech Fagus sylvatica ‘pendula’, Dawn Redwood Metasequia glypostrobides, Tulip tree Liriodendron tulipefera.  

The Riverside Path

The Riverside Path (or long walk) is one of the oldest access routes within the park and is likely to be contemporary with Rosshill House (early 18th century). It provides a continuous footpath parallel to the meander of the White Cart. The woodland area is in striking contrast to the ornamental garden but nevertheless, complimentary to it by the introduction of trees at the same time as the rock-garden was under construction. The area comprises of a belt of old plantation woodland which includes two distinctive formal arrangements the Horse Chestnut Avenue and the Lime Tree Walk

 








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