St Bartholomew's Cemetery is not only a great place for trees but has a lot of interesting history. There's not many places in Exeter with catacombs - but this is one of them! It is a very large area that is split into two main sections. The lower grounds which is quite hilly offers many grand trees as well as young trees. The Rotary International have kindly planted a Persian ironwood, Red oak, Sweet gum and Tulip tree. I will be looking forward to watching these grow into mature trees over the years. The upper grounds is smaller and more flat. It is better suited for people walking their dogs and very easy to get into town. My favourite tree here is the Fern-leaved beech.
During my visit on the 24th of June 2017 the Great big tree climbing company were present and using the large Cedar of Lebanon tree. It was was great to see people of all ages scaling the tree and I hope we see more of them in Exeter in the future. During the summer there have been guided tours around the grounds and the catacombs, but is not very clear on who runs this. If you are interested I would get in touch with the Exeter tourist and information centre.
Photo of information board
Aerial view of the area, courtesy of Google
Here is a current list of the known trees and shrubs in the park: