Hartsdown Park is located between Hartsdown Road & Tivoli Park Avenue has been the home of Margate Football Club since 1929. The land that now forms the public park and woodlands were originally owned by the Hatfeild family who owned much of the land in and around Margate, it was sold in 1928 to establish the park. Hartsdown House was the Hatfeild family home and it can still be seen at the edge of the park, although it is now a children’s day nursery. A short avenue leads to the house, to the rear of which are the new Leisure Centre and swimming pool. There are some good specimen trees and shrubs but the emphasis is on amenity grassland for the football pitches and tennis courts.
Some of our bigger tree species have been planted here, where they will have space to spread out and not get in anyone’s way. Horse-chestnuts and beeches will be allowed to grow to their maximum heights.
TUF’s Hartsdown Park Trees
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Cultivar|
|Common Oak||Quercus robur|
|Crab Apple||Malus Rudolph||Rudolph & Golden Hornet|
|European Beech||Fagus sylvatica|
|European Horse Chestnut||Aesculus hippocastanum|
|Hazel||Corylus avellana||Rode Zellernoot|
|Indian Horse Chestnut||Aesculus indica|
|Italian Alder||Alnus cordata|
|Japanese Elm||Zelkova serrata|
|Large-leave Lime||Tilia platyphyllos|
|Norway Maple||Acer Platanoides||Columnare, Drummondii, Globosum, Pacific Sunset & Princeton Upright|
|Red Horse Chestnut (H)||Aesculus x carnea|
|Silver Birch||Betula pendula||Jacquemontii|