A WALK IN THE WOODS – ST. ANNE’S PUBLIC PARK
One of the most distinctive characteristics of the park are the avenues of fine trees, which originally framed the main house. Notably the long and wide East/West Avenue is planted with Holm oaks (Quercus ilex), Monterey pines (Pinus radiata) and Austrian Pines (Pinus nigra).
There are several other avenues framed with yews (Taxus baccata), horse chestnuts (Aesculus hippocatanum), Holm oaks or Monterey pines. Another feature of St. Anne’s Park is the extensive planting of holm oak. This species, resistant to sea wind, was selected by the Guinness family to act as a shelter belt along its coastal boundary and along the boundary of the park. It was also Lord Ardilaun’s favourite tree.
If you are interested you can download a free booklet describing three woodland areas in the city https://www.dublincity.ie/sites/default/files/2021-02/a5-dcc-woodlands-booklet-hr6.pdf