Australian Plants Society (Victoria)

Promoting the Appreciation and Preservation of Australian Plants

Geoffrey Cooper’s arboretum, Oxfordshire

For those travelling to the UK …

APS member Geoffrey Cooper’s six acres of rare trees and shrubs have to be seen to be believed. Geoffrey pays close attention to his plants’ needs and to their provenance, and thus succeeds in growing many Australasian species well in what might seem to be a less than auspicious location. He has planted about 600 specimens, including 100 or so eucalypts, along with acacias and other Australian shrubs and small trees, and Nothofagus from Australia, New Zealand and Chile, as well as trees and shrubs from other parts of the southern hemisphere, North America and Asia, all growing in a beautiful naturalistic setting.

Directions: Geoffrey’s address is Milton House, Cote, Bampton, Witney, Oxfordshire. From Aston travel aout 3/4 mile towards Standlake and Eynsham on the B4449 until you come to a crossroads. Turn right (towards Cote and Old Shifford; the lane has no name) and Milton House is about 1/4 mile on the right. The entrance is between two stone pillars. Please park in the grounds, not on the road verge.

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