Trees at Roath Brook Gardens

A number of notable trees were planted in these Gardens under the supervision of William Nelmes senior, who succeeded A.A. Pettigrew as Chief Parks Officer in 1936. Some are champion trees, meaning that they are notable for their height, trunk diameter, age or overall size.

By default the trees in the following table are arranged as a walk beginning at the north west corner and heading towards Roath Mill Gardens. This table can be sorted on botanical name or common name by clicking on the Name or Common Name heading.

Name Common Name Origin Status Location   OS Grid Tag Place Event
Celtis australis Nettle tree Mediterranean Rare GB Champion 2013 North west corner ST 19369 78168   Roath Brook  
Acer x dieckii Dieck's maple Garden origin GB Champion 2013 By north west gate ST 19388 78162   Roath Brook  
Toona sinensis Chinese cedar North & West China Rare Wales Champion 2013 Approx opposite Alma Road ST 19403 78155   Roath Brook  
Gymnocladus dioica Kentucky coffee tree East & Central USA Wales Champion 2013 Opposite Alma Road ST 19432 78140   Roath Brook  
Osmanthus x burkwoodii† Burkwood osmanthus Garden origin Wales Champion 2015 Approx 13M west of foot bridge ST 19457 78138   Roath Brook  
Fraxinus excelsior 'Jaspidea' Golden ash Europe & Caucasus Glamorgan Champion 2013 Opposite Cressy Road ST 19440 78172   Roath Brook  
Alnus glutinosa 'Imperialis' Cut leaved alder Europe & N. Africa Wales Champion 2013 Railings, Westville Road ST 19498 78128   Roath Brook  
Lonicera chrysantha Honeysuckle North East Asia GB Champion 2013 Opposite Cressy Road ST 19486 78120   Roath Brook  
Crataegus monogyna Common hawthorn Europe   Opposite Cressy Road ST 19495 78118   Roath Brook  
Pterocarya fraxinifolia Caucasian wingnut Caucasus Wales Champion 2013 Approx opposite Cressy Road ST 19508 78097   Roath Brook  
Styphnolobium japonicum Pagoda tree North China Glamorgan Champion 2013 Approx opposite Cressy Road ST 19511 78091   Roath Brook  
Sorbus intermedia Swedish whitebeam N.W. Europe Glamorgan Champion 2013 Approx 65M east of foot bridge ST 19526 78093   Roath Brook  
Mespilus germanica Medlar S.E. Europe & C. Asia   Towards the south east of Gdns ST 19519 78080   Roath Brook  
Laurus nobilis Bay laurel Mrditerranean Wales Champion 2013 East end near gate ST 19549 78080   Roath Brook  
Crataegus chrysocarpa Fireberry hawthorn E. North America Rare Wales Champion 2013 East end by road bridge ST 19543 78068   Roath Brook  

The history of Roath Brook Gardens