Location | Walsall, UK
Walsall Arboretum is a Victorian public park located close to Walsall town centre
The site is a rural retreat at the heart of Walsall town centre. First opened in 1874, it now spans 170 acres and includes Hatherton lake, the country park and the extension. The park includes gardens, green spaces, play areas, and sports facilities.
The park has a wide variety of trees (over 10,00 different species of trees and shrubs), some ancient and others more recent, which provide a valuable habitat for all kinds of wildlife. They support many species of insects, moths, bats and squirrels, as well as many different birds, including blue tits, tree creepers and woodpeckers. This habitat supports some of the the most beautiful species of birds from blue tits to green woodpeckers.