Improvements to The Greek Grove, National Arboretum

A major programme of works has now been completed to renew and upgrade ‘The Greek Grove’ at The National Memorial Arboretum.

This included: gravel being replaced by premium turf; paving stones replaced by limestone slabs: poles cut down to ground level and ground out;  the willow dug out and the stumps ground out; and twelve cupressus sempervirens planted around the perimeter.

We have been very fortunate in that these improvement works (ground preparation, removal of posts and gravel, laying of turf, tree planting, watering in of turf) have come about through the sheer hard work and dedication of large number of volunteers and Arboretum staff.

The improvement works, although desperately needed, have proved to be quite costly. And at the time of writing this entry, this cost is being underwritten by one of our  members. If you would like to make a donation to The Greek Grove improvement works  or would like to sponsor a tree please get in touch with us at