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The National Arboretum

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Since our official opening over twenty years ago, the Arboretum has grown into an inspirational living landscape where families, friends and comrades can celebrate lives lived and remember lives lost.

The Arboretum is an evolving, maturing woodland landscape featuring 25,000 trees and a large collection of nearly 400 memorials.

Areas of the Woodlands have been dedicated to individuals and some of the woodlands remember specific groups of people. For example the Merchant Navy Convoy Wood remembers more than 46,000 British merchant seafarers and fishermen lost in conflict during the 20th century. Other woodland areas in the grounds include: • Armed Services Wood • Celebration of Life Grove • Douglas Skene Grove • Irish Infantry Grove • Kingfisher Wood • Lichfield Wood • Mercian Wood • Millennium Wood • RAC Future Forests • Royal Air Force Wood • The Army Wood • The RoadPeace Wood • The Ulster Ash Grove • War Widows Wood Members of the team there are always happy to help visitors find individual dedications.

The 150-acre site is a living, growing tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our country.

The attractions at the arboretum include:

  • The Memorials
  • Woodland Landscape
  • The Millennium Chapel
  • Restaurant
  • Shops
  • The Aspects Building
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