18 May 2016: Anniversary of opening of the Arboretum

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Audience at the Anniversary of the opening of Nottingham Arboretum, 18 May 2016 photo: Judith Mills

Audience at the Anniversary of the opening of Nottingham Arboretum, 18 May 2016
photo: Judith Mills

This was the third time the Green Spaces project had supported this annual event organised by the Friends of The Arboretum – and we’re very happy to be able to do it.  Unfortunately, Wednesday 18th proved to be a very wet day which probably put many people off.  Nevertheless, the evening was attended by many Friends and some of the Parks Dept. staff including the Ranger who looks after the Arboretum and two of the City Council’s tree officers.

View of Arboretum Waverley Street, 1852. Note cows in foreground and lake near the entrance gate Courtesy of Nottingham City Council and www.picturethepast.org.uk

View of Arboretum Waverley Street, 1852. Note cows in foreground and lake near the entrance gate
Courtesy of Nottingham City Council and www.picturethepast.org.uk

Paul Elliott gave a fascinating talk about trees in Nottingham, emphasising the importance that the Council had always places on planting trees – the arboretum being the ‘jewel in the crown’.  This enthusiasm for trees spread not just into other parks, but also into planting ‘street trees’ and was embraced by townspeople who planted in trees in their gardens, thus ensuring that the town (now City) remained a green and healthy place.

Let’s hope for better weather next year!

 

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