The Upper Arboretum Cabman's Shelter Burton Fountain Children's Playground Children's Orchard Bowls Green The Pavilion The Ice House Reg Driver Visitors Centre & Martyrs Monument Wolsey Garden Christchurch Mansion War Memorials The Wilderness Pond Wildlife Reserve The Ark The Croquet Lawns Wet Meadow & Butterfly Garden Upper Arboretum and Arts & Crafts Shelter Upper Arboretum and Arts & Crafts Shelter The Brett Fountain The Brett Fountain Tennis Courts Tennis Courts

Upper Arboretum and The Arts & Crafts Shelter

In 1848 the Fonnereau family leased out 13 acres of land to the Ipswich Corporation, which commissioned the development of the Upper and Lower Arboretums (or Arboreta if you’re a purist) from about 1851 – coinciding with a visit to Ipswich by Prince Albert.

The historic Arts & Crafts Shelter provides a focal point for the summer season of “Brass on the Grass” concerts arranged by the Friends of Christchurch Park.