Gardens, trees, and lakes
Set against a stunning backdrop of the River Thames in Berkshire, the gardens within Beale Wildlife Park offer visitors the chance to relax and enjoy nature at its best with a variety of planting styles.
Jubilee Water Gardens
Beale Wildlife Park celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2006 with the creation of the Jubilee Water Gardens.
These gardens are brought to life with an interesting array of plants including trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals, creating a peaceful walk with a hint of the Orient for all to enjoy.
The Lakeside Border, which runs alongside the Park’s Inner Lake, was created in the summer of 2009 and features more than 80 varieties of plants including grasses and perennials. The garden was designed to enhance the lake landscape.
Located at one end of the inner lake, the tiered border showcases a large variety of dahlias and tender exotics.
Located near our train station, the tropical bed was created in 2017 to showcase a variety of tropical plants that can be grown outdoors from late spring to late autumn.
Diamond Jubilee Garden
Located at the front of the park we have two raised beds that are filled with pollinator friendly plants and grasses.
Opposite this area is the Diamond Jubilee Garden, a lovely area to sit and enjoy the delicate fragrance of roses.
Tucked behind the elephant fountain is our Mediterranean themed courtyard including vine covered arbours.
Beale Wildlife Park is home to a fine collection of trees both native and ornamental, large and small, deciduous and evergreen.
The collection has grown over the years and will continue to evolve into the future when new trees are planted. In this way we are able to keep the landscape alive and support the ecosystems within it.
Some specimen trees of interest to look out for in the Park are:
- Swamp Cyprus (Taxodium distichum)
- River Birch (Betula nigra)
- Indian Bean Tree (Catalpa bignonioides)
- Flowering Cherry (Prunus pink perfection)
- Monkey Puzzle (Araucaria raucana)
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