Gardens, Trees and Lakes

Gardens

The Gardens

Set against a stunning backdrop of the River Thames in Berkshire, the gardens within Beale Park offers visitors the chance to relax and enjoy nature at its best with a variety of planting styles.

Jubilee Water Gardens

Beale Park celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2006 with the creation of the Jubilee Water Gardens.

These gardens are brought to life with an interesting array of plants including trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals, creating a peaceful walk with a hint of the Orient for all to enjoy.

Dry Garden

The ‘Dry Garden’, which runs alongside the Park’s inner lake, was created in the summer of 2009 and features more than 80 varieties of plants including grasses and perennials.  The garden was designed to enhance the lake landscape.

Tiered Border

Located at one end of the inner lake, the tiered border showcases a large variety of dahlias and tender exotics.

Tropical bed

Located near our train station, the tropical bed was created in 2017 to showcase a variety of tropical plants that can be grown outdoors from late spring to late autumn.

Diamond Jubilee garden area

Located at the front of the park we have two raised beds that are filled with pollinator friendly plants and grasses.

Opposite this area is the diamond jubilee rose garden, a lovely area to sit and enjoy the delicate fragrance of roses.

Courtyard garden

Tucked behind the elephant fountain is our Mediterranean themed courtyard including vine covered arbours.

Trees

Beale Park is home to a fine collection of trees both native and ornamental, large and small, deciduous and evergreen.

The collection has grown over the years and will continue to evolve into the future when new trees are planted. In this way we are able to keep the landscape alive and support the ecosystems within it.

Some specimen trees of interest to look out for in the Park are:

Swamp Cyprus (Taxodium distichum)

River Birch (Betula nigra)

Indian Bean Tree (Catalpa bignonioides)

Flowering Cherry (Prunus pink perfection)

Monkey Puzzle (Araucaria raucana)