Indian Horse Chestnut, Aesculus indica ‘Sydney Pearce’
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 Sydney 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.
Find out more
Search Kew's electronic Plant Information Centre for scientific information about Aesculus indica