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Rosemount Park Arboretum

Mary Queen of Scots Palace Birthplace

Rosemount Park Arboretum


Rosemount Park Arboretum is a council-owned small park in the historic town of Linlithgow, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.  The arboretum adjoins an ancient Carmelite Friary of 1290 and the Rosemount woods.  It looks out across the town to the Royal Palace, its Royal Park, and Linlithgow Loch.   When Rosemount park was offered for tree planting it had forty species of trees and this provided the idea of developing a neglected and little-known park into an arboretum. A three-year planting plan doubled the number of tree species with native, naturalized, exotics, and ancient tree species, covering the main families.  They included three of the endangered EDGE conifer trees with the prospect of more via the International Conifer Conservation Programme (ICPP) based at the  nearby Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh (RBGE).  They also have opportunities to add local rarities.

 It was ArbNet that provided the motivation and the structure for achieving the main stage of completion of the Rosemount Park Arboretum. It also provides the next stage of development by filling in gaps in the tree collection, by making use of the educational opportunities that it now presents, and to continue to develop our pinetum at our Triangle Community Wood.  The pinetum being able to act as an annex to grow conifers in a location more suitable than the main arboretum.  The arboretum will act as an environmental flagship in the town, a nucleus and link to other tree projects around the Burgh within a developing  overall 'Town Tree Strategy'.  


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