Indian Horse Chestnut, Aesculus indica ‘Sidney
This fine tree sits on the lawn in front of the Nash Conservatory.
It is a particularly good flowering form of A. indica selected
by Sidney Pearce, the Assistant Curator in the arboretum, in 1935.
Three seedlings were transplanted, probably from the Aesculus
collection adjacent to the Pavilion Restaurant in the southern end
of the gardens, to Little Broad Walk, running from the Main Gate.
The three trees remaining today have since been strengthened with
three more young trees of wild origin.
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