An Exotic Specimen – the Plane Tree

The Oriental Plane Tree

Everyone who visits Westgate Gardens is impressed and fascinated by a very special and unusual tree growing here – the Oriental Plane. Everyone knows it – with its enormous, bulbous trunk and gnarled bark – but in many ways this tree is a mysterious beast.


Listen to our audio guides to find out more


Canterbury’s Plane Trees
Audio guide based on an article by local historian David Lewis


Audio file of the text on the ‘Oriental Plane Tree’ panel

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Canterbury City Council HLF