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Winchester’s Tree-mendous Trail

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Walk the Winchester Tree Trail

Abbey Gardens

Abbey Gardens

Winchester is filled with trees of all shapes and sizes. But how much do you know about them?

Well, with the help of our Winchester Tree Trail, you’ll learn all about over 20 species that provide us with beauty and shade in the city centre – from the Common Beech to the Japanese Cedar tree.

A special leaflet has been made to help, with directions, a map, and photos – so that you can tell which trees you’re looking at as you pass some of Winchester’s most famous landmarks including the CathedralWinchester College and the City Mill.

A glimpse of the Tree Trail leaflet

There are also facts about the trees (for example, did you know the Judas tree is noted for it’s deep pink flowers), and a note about the city council’s pledge to protect the city and district’s natural areas as part of it’s Biodiversity Action Plan – which aims to halt the loss of habitats and species, and recreate habitats to restore biodiversity.

The Judas tree’s deep pink flowers, next to Winchester City Mill

The leaflet is available from the Visitor Information Centre (on the ground floor of Winchester Guildhall), for a small fee or it is completely free to download, find the trail here.

Stumped? (get it!) – when to take the trail

National Tree Week, which runs from Saturday 22 November to Sunday 1 December is a great way to get out and explore.

Winchester Green Week is also a great week to appreciate our natural surroundings and explore ways we can reduce our impact on the planet.

Whenever you choose to take the trail, enjoy it, and appreciate all the nature before you.

Last updated: 23 February 2024