Open all year

Keele University Arboretum

Keele University is situated in 240 hectares (600 acres) of landscaped grounds to the west of the Potteries conurbation in North Staffordshire, UK. Throughout the period of its construction, the University has been careful to preserve as many mature trees as possible and to restrict the height of buildings to maintain the feeling of living and working in a landscape.

The many footpaths that criss-cross the University estate enable much of this natural history to be observed at relatively close quarters. In March 2012, our collection of flowering cherries was awarded National Collection status by Plant Heritage.

The arboretum covers the whole campus, which is open all year round. To see the entire arboretum may require a full day’s visit. A Guided Walks leaflet can be obtained from the Box Office at University Reception in Chancellor’s Building.

For more information about the arboretum including a downloadable version of the Guided Walks and the virtual trails please visit