A short walk that will give you just an idea of the huge variety of interesting trees to be found in our parks.  The Royal Victoria Park has the distinction of being one of the very first public parks to be established in England, dating from 1829, when the city fathers had an ambition to establish an ‘arboretum for the West of England’.  Many thousands of trees and shrubs were planted then and since, and we will visit just a few of them.  In September we should be able to see autumn colour and fruits; our route will depend on what is looking its best.

Trees are such an important element of every city, but here in Bath where the built landscape is so celebrated they can be overlooked, and here is a chance to revel in the vital contribution trees make.

 

Start Date Tuesday 17th September 2019
Start Time 17:30
Duration 1 hour
Distance 0.5 km
Places Available 20
Meeting Point West of cross roads of Marlborough Lane and Royal Avenue, Bath

Details

Start / Finish

Start: The Obelisk monument, west of the cross roads of Marlborough Lane and Royal Avenue.
Finish: at the north gate to the Botanical Gardens, making your own way back.

Terrain

To look at the trees in detail we’ll be leaving the paths, so whilst reasonably flat, it’s not all on hard surfaces.

Facilities

Nearest buses are on the Upper Bristol Road.
Pavillion Cafe (open throughout the year 8am - 5pm).
Public Toilets (20p entry) in the Play Area and at Charlotte St Car Park.

Leader(s)

Antonia Johnson

Meeting Point

West of cross roads of Marlborough Lane and Royal Avenue, Bath