Hackfalls Arboretum was founded by renowned tree expert Bob Berry and features 50 hectares of rare shrubs and trees around natural lakes.

Four hectares of original forest together with the 50ha arboretum have been protected by a Queen Elizabeth II Trust covenant since 1985.

The large collection of Mexican oaks has been reviewed recently by the current European expert on Mexican oaks and chief botanist of Hillier Gardens, England, Allen Coombes.