The Castlemaine Botanical Gardens feature an outstanding collection of mature trees, including many conifers, Elms and Oaks. There are also stunning individual specimens of Indian Bean Tree, Peppercorn and Lime. Many of the trees are characteristic of late nineteenth century gardens and are classified on the National Trust’s Register of Significant Trees. An English Oak planted in 1863 is one of the oldest commemorative plantings in Victoria.
Many of the trees are labelled courtesy of the Friends of Castlemaine Botanical Gardens. These include:
• English Oak (Quercus robur) – The oldest known planted tree in the gardens.
• Indian Bean Tree (Catalpa bignonioides) – The largest known example in Victoria
• Jersey Elm (Ulmus minor ‘Sarniensis’) – One of only two known examples in Victoria
• Large-leaved Lime (Tilia platyphyllos) – One of three known mature trees in Victoria
• Stone pine (Pinus pinea) – Multiple specimens of these significant trees around the garden
• Weeping Elm (Ulmus glabra ‘Camperdownii) – A group of trees planted in the 1870s.