The Heart of the Garden

Species: Common beech (Fagus sylvatica) 'Atropunicea'
Age: 200 years
Region: Niemcza, Arboretum Wojsławice - Botanical Garden of the University of Wrocław, Lower Silesia, Poland

Where the past meets the future

This monumental tree grows in the centre of an old park. Its majestic appearance impresses us with its unusually shaped and thick trunk, widely spreaded branches, and purple-coloured leaves that shine beautifully in the sun. The "Heart of the Garden" is living proof of an old park’s historic turmoil and dominates over the Arboretum situated around it. Upon a shadow of its great, widely spreaded crown, enthusiasts still meet - just like 100 or 200 years ago - united by their admiration of nature.

Tree of the year 2024
39158 votes
1st place
Nominated by: Tomasz Dymny, Arboretum Wojsławice
National contest organizer: Klub Gaja