The park's full of memorials. Most are for people who loved this place: they'd be delighted to see students revising in the sun under their commemorative trees, and this gorgeous blue-eyed dog bounding over their remembrance benches.


There are a few alders in the park; mostly saplings, and three old giants scattered along Melville Drive.


One of the many reasons not to dismiss conifers is the small but exquisite Cedar family.


Glossy in summer; late to fall in winter.

Sweet Chestnuts

The spines of sweet chestnut husks are much longer and more prolific than those of the horse chestnut.

Horse Chestnuts

There are conkers to be found in the park, but you have to get up early to beat the squirrels.


These leaves are a familiar sight, but many of the park's oaks look very different.