Trees at Roath Mill 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 walking counter clockwise towards Waterloo Road and back. 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
Fraxinus excelsior 'Jaspidea' Golden ash Europe and Caucasus Wales Champion 2013 North bank of brook, 40M upstream of foot bridge ST 19673 77999   Roath Mill  
Ulmus 'New Horizon' 'New Horizon' elm Garden origin GB Champion 2015 Opposite foot bridge ST 19708 77984   Roath Mill  
Aesculus pavia Red buckeye Southern USA Wales Champion 2015 In railings beside foot bridge ST 19706 77983   Roath Mill  
Morus alba White mulberry Central and East Asia GB Champion 2013 Approx 36M downstream of foot bridge ST 19746 77971   Roath Mill  
Tilia oliveri Oliver's lime Central China Rare Wales Champion 2013 North of brook, 50M downstream of footbridge. ST 19751 77967   Roath Mill  
Alnus cordata Italian alder Southern Italy Wales Champion 2013 Approx 80M upstream of Waterloo Rd bridge ST 19764 77964   Roath Mill  
Fraxinus excelsior Diversifolia Group Single-leaved ash Europe and Caucasus Wales Champion 2013 Approx 70M upstream of Waterloo Rd bridge ST 19777 77960   Roath Mill  
Liriodendron tulipifera 'Aureomarginatum' Tulip tree 'Aureomarginatum' East North America Glamorgan Champion 2013 South edge of lawn at east end ST 19799 77976   Roath Mill  
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip tree East North America   Mid lawn at eastern end ST 19813 77978   Roath Mill  
Liquidambar orientalis Oriental sweet gum South west Turkey Rare Wales Champion 2013 Eastern boundary ST 19842 77963   Roath Mill  
Ailanthus altissima Tree of heaven North China Wales Champion 2013 Eastern boundary ST 19840 77977   Roath Mill  
Crataegus tanacetifolia Tansy-leaved hawthorn South West Asia Rather rare Glamorgan Champion 2015 Eastern boundary ST 19834 78010   Roath Mill  
Prunus verecunda Korean hill cherry Korea, Japan and China Glamorgan Champion 2013 Near the north east corner ST 19810 18015   Roath Mill  
Prunus 'Ojochin' Cherry 'Ojochin' Garden origin Rare Wales Champion 2015 Approx 40M from NE gate, near railings ST 19785 78010   Roath Mill  
Prunus verecunda Korean hill cherry Korea, Japan and China Glamorgan Champion 2013 North, approx 30M east of middle gate ST 19754 78009   Roath Mill  
Malus spectabilis Chinese crab Garden origin Rare Wales Champion 2013 North, approx 30M east of middle gate ST 19757 78021   Roath Mill  
Acer cappadocicum Cappadocian maple West Asia Wales Champion 2013 Approx 60M north of the footbridge ST 19760 78001   Roath Mill  
Cedrus atlantica Atlas cedar North Africa Glamorgan Champion 2015 North side, near the middle gate ST 19714 78007   Roath Mill  
Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' Golden Indian bean tree Garden origin Wales Champion 2015 Alongside Westville Road railings. ST 19664 78024   Roath Mill  

The history of Roath Mill Gardens