Trees for large gardens
Trees are a delight in the garden and the larger the space you have available, the more you can enjoy them. We have hand-picked the best trees reaching a substantial height and spread that are best suited to larger gardens and large open spaces. These trees will bring colour and seasonal interest to the garden with features ranging from cascading blossoms in the spring to fiery autumn foliage colours. They’ll make the best of your vertical space, creating shade and providing food and shelter for local wildlife. These larger trees will give you plenty of opportunity for under-planting with smaller perennials and shrubs. Consider choosing a ‘native’ tree, meaning one that has grown in Britain for thousands of years and which help insects and other animals survive – popular choices include alder, silver birch, blackthorn, bird cherry and crab apple. Especially important for larger trees is making sure you never plant them close enough to the house to threaten the foundations. Also remember to leave enough room between trees to prevent the need for constant pruning once they are fully grown. Growing trees helps absorb carbon from the atmosphere, important to reduce global warming.