Sydney Gardens Bath Tree Trail
Open the Sydney Gardens Bath Tree Trail.pdf and follow our new Trail around the park.
The Tree Trail has been developed by the Friends of Sydney Gardens and written by Gill Gazzard from personal research with additional data from an Arboreal Assessment by Bosky Trees for the Sydney Gardens Project in 2020, B&NES Tree Team, and by Richard S White.
We are testing out the Tree Trail before creating a final version in 2021 so do give us feedback.
Read more about one of our special trees The Peace Oak - open the onoine digital PDF here.
Sydney Gardens, a reluctant heritage: a walking tour reflecting on botany, empire, and deep time
Read Richard S White's fascinating research 'walking tour' on our Medium blog. Richard is a writer, lecturer at BSU and an artist. As part of his Walk Now project, Richard led some public walking investigations around Sydney Gardens in 2019 as part of our project. We have commissioned him to extend that research around some selected trees in Sydney Gardens. Find out about the extraordinary and important cultural connections to other places around the world.
We have been working with volunteers Diana White and Alison Dods to create other self-led trails for Sydney Gardens. The Heritage trail will focus on the overall history of the park, and our Jane Austen trail will explore Jane's time at No 4 Sydney Place and her visits to the Georgian Pleasure Gardens. Drafts of these trails are planned for June 2021.