Tivoli Park

Tivoli Park adjoins Hartsdown Park, located to the south and runs down to a wild patch of woodland and an area that has already been planted with small trees and shrubs.  This area is prone to flooding as it is an old river valley.  The river reappears as a flood in Tivoli Brooks every now and again when it has been very wet weather. 

The SuDS scheme at George V park will mitigate flooding near Arlington House car park, All Saints Avenue, but it is not designed to prevent flooding here.  Trees, especially willows and alders can do much to mitigate water run-off.  All the species that were planted at the end of Tivoli near the park were chosen for their flood tolerance. The soil here is fabulously deep and good and has not been farmed for hundreds of years.  As a result, we expect all the trees here to do really well in comparison to some other sites.

Making a start in Tivoli Park
 Tivoli Park looking towards Tivoli Woods

TUF’s Tivoli Park Trees

Common NameScientific NameCultivar
AspenPopulus tremula  
Autumn Gold Elm (H)Ulmus davidiana x Ulmus puila 
Common HawthornCrataegus monogyna 
Common SpindleEuonymus europaeus 
European BeechFagus sylvatica 
European Horse ChestnutAesculus hippocastanum  
Field MapleAcer campestreElsrijk (Yellow) & Louisa Red Shine (Red)
HazelCorylus avellanaCosford, Halle’sche Riesen & Webbs Prize Cob (H)
HornbeamCarpinus betulus 
Hybrid Elm (H)Ulmus ‘clusius’ 
Italian AlderAlnus cordata 
Japanese ElmZelkova serrata 
Large-leaf LimeTilia platyphyllos 
Norway MapleAcer Platanoides 
Red Horse Chestnut (H)Aesculus x carnea 
Red MapleAcer rubrum 
RowanSorbus aucuparia 
Small-Leaved Lime Tilia cordata 
Swedish Whitebeam (H)Sorbus x intermedia 
Turkish Hazel Corylus colurna 
Upright Elm (H)Ulmus x Plantyn 
Tivoli Gardens in Victorian Times