Woodland Trail and Arboretum
Our Woodland Trail is located by the Adventure Playground and provides a managed woodland environment for visitors to Penshurst Place to enjoy.
With display panels highlighting key areas of interest, the Trail is designed to stimulate a visitor's awareness of the countryside environment, its plants and animals and the need to protect their habitat.
There is also an opportunity to see some coppiced chestnut and mixed species woodland.
A trail activity sheet, for children, is available from our Visitor Reception.
The Arboretum, which is found at the beginning or end of the Woodland Trail, is a collection of tree species native to England.
It was planted in 1992 to commemorate the life of 1st Viscount De L’Isle, VC,KG who lived at Penshurst Place. Each section is surrounded by mixed hedgerow.
The whole area is a riot of colour in the autumn. Along with the invertebrates which live in the nearby ornamental lakes, the Arboretum provides a vital food source for many of our local wild birds.
We regret dogs are not allowed in the grounds of Penshurst Place except guide and hearing assistance dogs.