Welcome to Keele University Arboretum

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We regret that access to the woodland walks is restricted due to ongoing management work to remove the rhododendrons because of Phytophthora. It is hoped to complete this work later this year after which the paths will be restored.

Meanwhile you are free to visit the upper campus where we have many trees of interest and there is, of course, the National Collection of Flowering Cherries.


Dave Emley

Rhododendron ponticum Phytophthora at Keele

Control of Phytophthora will mean major changes in the landscape at Keele. Read more here.

cherry flower National Collection of Flowering Cherries

Keele's collection of 240 varieties of Flowering Cherry has been awarded National Collection status by Plant Heritage. Find out more here.

goat willow 90x90 All About our Trees

Find out about the trees growing here as well as memorial, commemorative and donated trees.

interactive map 90x90 What's Growing Where on Campus? Interactive maps will tell you what trees are growing at any spot on campus. naturetrail 90x90 Virtual Nature Trails Two virtual nature trails allow you to enjoy the campus from the comfort of your chair! birdwatching 90x90 Recent and past sightings Check out what's been seen recently on campus and send in your sightings too. butterfly 90x90 All about the other flora and fauna on campus Find out all about  the birds, flowers, insects and mammals on campus as well.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our site. If you have any comments then please use this page


Many people have contributed to the arboretum and its website. In particular my thanks go to Peter Thomas, Graham Lees and John Downing.


All images used on this site are © David W Emley unless indicated otherwise and must not be used without permission.