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Tree collection

Champion Trees

A champion tree is the best of its kind in its area. It might be the tallest, widest, thickest or oldest of a given tree species or cultivar. The Tree Register of the British Isles collates data of 1,000’s of champion trees. It is a reflection of the importance of the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens tree collection, that the 2011 Tree Register Handbook, lists the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens as having the highest number of champion trees in the British Isles.

Examples of the Gardens’ Champion Trees:


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Discover what plants are in the Gardens. The database search is provided by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE).

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Once you have submitted your query, to then find the location of the plant or group of plants within the Gardens you need to click onto the number shown next to 'No. of living accessions'.

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