Horsebridge Wood

Journey through the rich and varied habitats of North America.

A close up of pines hanging from a tree

Horsebridge Wood is dedicated to the drama of the North American landscape.

The  east coast region is dominated by deciduous trees, with species such as sweet gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) and hickory (Carya tomentosa). 

Further into the wood, the vegetation changes to coniferous woodland and the plants  of the Californian region.  If you continue, you’ll reach the  Pacific coastal conifer forest, shaded by stately redwoods, hemlocks and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii).

Redwoods in Horsebridge wood
Redwoods growing in Horsebridge Wood, Wakehurst

Woodlands of the world

Wakehurst’s woodlands contain specimens of temperate trees from all around the world and carpets of wildflowers which provide contrasting colours throughout the year. Our trees are grouped according to the areas of the world in which they grow naturally. Known as a phytogeographic planting system, it’s an amazing way to travel the world from the heart of Sussex.

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