The Arboretum, Nottingham
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Arboretum is a residential area of the City of Nottingham in the county of Nottinghamshire, England. The arboretum from which the neighbourhood takes its name was the first designated public park in Nottingham selected under the authority of the Inclosure Act 1845. Samuel Curtis oversaw the design of the park at a cost of £6,554. 7s. 10d. (equivalent to £748,929 in 2016). On 11 May 1852, the park was officially opened in the presence of approximately 15,000 people.
The lake in Nottingham's arboretum
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The park was designed as a botanical collection and as a tranquil place in which to relax, forming a major attraction in the heart of Victorian Nottingham. The Arboretum has become one of Nottingham's 'green lungs' and is a Green Flag-winning park. It is the city's oldest public park and also the closest park to the city centre.
There have been many functions held at The Arboretum including the annual Nottingham Pride festival.
English Heritage has designated the site Grade II status on the Register of Historic Parks & Gardens and the park's Bell Tower, bandstand and Circular Aviary have all received Grade II listing protection.
'Arboretum' was also the name of a ward in the City of Nottingham until 2019, when it was merged with the Hyson Green ward to form the Hyson Green and Arboretum ward. At the time of the 2011 census, the former Arboretum ward had a population of 13,321.
- Nottingham Arboretum park information by Nottingham City Council
- Hyson Green and Arboretum ward information by Nottingham City Council
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