Who doesn’t long for a garden filled with mature trees, a drive lined with horse chestnuts, or maybe even their own private wood? Perhaps it’s in our DNA since, as Owen Johnson points out in his fascinating Arboretum: A history of the trees grown in Britain and Ireland, no other country in the world plants trees for ornament with more enthusiasm than we do.
Our six selected properties feature not just familiar native species, but specimen trees, too, from Japanese cedar and black mulberry to liquid amber and gingko. One even boasts a yew tree certified as being at least 400 years old by botanist David Bellamy OBE.
Specimen trees include a fern-leaved beech, a Wellingtonia and a copper beech, The Old Rectory, Dinder, Wells, Somerset – Guide price £1,100,000
The orchard extends over the river, The Old Rectory, Dinder, Wells, Somerset – Guide price £1,100,000
Liquid amber, Hill House, Olveston, Bristol – Guide price £1,495,000
Grounds include numerous mature specimen trees, Old Cedars, Peper Harow, Godalming, Surrey – Guide price £3,350,000
Two tall cedars of Lebanon date from 1738, Old Cedars, Peper Harow, Godalming, Surrey – Guide price £3,350,000
Trees include Atlantic fire, chestnut, Canadian redwood and blue cedar, Loddendon Manor, Staplehurst, Tonbridge, Kent – Guide price £2,950,000
Drive lined with ancient oak trees, Loddendon Manor, Staplehurst, Tonbridge, Kent – Guide price £2,950,000
Beech, horse chestnut and lime line the drive, Burfield Hall, Wymondham, Norwich, Norfolk – Guide price £1,950,000
Mixed woodland divides the gardens from the land, Burfield Hall, Wymondham, Norwich, Norfolk – Guide price £1,950,000
Garden bordered by woodland, Woodberry Down, Sunninghill, Berkshire – Guide price £4,800,000