Westgate Gardens Tree Trail

The tree trail currently consists of ten trees, all within Westgate Gardens. In future it is hoped to extend the trail to include more trees, with at least some in all four sections of the Parks. At present it is unfortunately the case that the labels for all ten trees are now missing or damaged – we are working to restore these labels as soon as possible.

There is a tree trail paper leaflet (one page of which is shown below, left), but currently this can only be obtained on special occasions, as the Friends now have no permanent base in the parks. We are looking to an online solution to overcome this difficulty. As a step toward this, here is the numbered map from the existing leaflet (below, right) – which gives you an idea of where the ten trees are located. For orientation, Tower House is at the Westgate Towers end of the gardens:

Tree Trail map
The Westgate Tree Trail Map

The ten trees, numbered in accordance with the map, are named and briefly described in the following document :

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Education programs

Available related education programs include river and bat walks, archaeological digs, and forest school activities for children and adults.

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Canterbury Festival

This year's Canterbury Festival runs from 26th September to 4th November 2023. There's walks, talks, art, performance, music & much more.

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Help the Westgate Friends

We urgently need new volunteers to help maintain the physic garden, assist with collecting litter and also need new trustees – and funds to keep up our activities.

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