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Nottingham Arboretum
 
Arboretum means Tree Garden but there are more than just trees in this small but beautiful park. Only ten minutes walk from a busy city centre it offers a peaceful escape from the fast paced city life.
The park is Grade II listed and contains nine listed buildings and structures.
 
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Fearcus O'Connor Esq. M.P.Entering the park from Waverley St. one of four entrances to the park, the statue is of Feargus O'Connor Esquire, MP, erected by his admirers in 1859.
 
 
The ArboretumThe park has a collection of over 800 trees, it was designed by Samuel Curtis and opened on 11th May 1852.
 
 
The Rose GardenClose to the Chinese Bell garden is the Rose garden.
 
 
The BandstandThe first performance at the Bandstand was on May 17th 1907, open air concerts are a regular thing during summer.
 
 
The AviaryThe main Aviary was built around 1955-56 but the circular one at the end dates from 1892. The Aviary has a collection of exotic birds.
 
 
The LakeThe Lake is one of the original features of the park.
 
 
Samuel MorleyMember of parliament and social reformer Samuel Morley 1809-1886.
 
 
Dahlia BorderDahlia Borders, the Arboretum is Nottingham's oldest park and closest to the city centre.
 
 
Dahlia FlowerDahlia flower
 
 
Addison St TunnelAddison Street Tunnel, the path leads to North Sherwood Street.
 
 
The Bell TowerApproach to the Bell Tower
 
 
The Bell TowerThe Chinese Bell Tower was designed by Marriott Ogle Tarbotton and constructed around 1862/64 to house a Chinese bell which was taken by soldiers from a Temple in the Chinese city of Canton during the Opium Wars, the bell here today is a replica.
Two of the cannon were captured during the Crimean War and presented to the city, the other two are replicas.
 
 
Sources for Nottingham Arboretum
 
The Nottingham City Council website has more information and downloads of the Arboretum site map, tree trail and a leaflet with opening times and more.
 
Historic England about the Arboretum
 
 
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