Explore the grounds of St Albans Cathedral with our tree trail

Trees have been part of the fabric of the Cathedral - both inside and out - ever since people first began to worship here. 

Now, more than ever, the Cathedral recognises its responsibility to safeguard our trees - each tree is a home for wildlife, has a unique history, and keeps St Albans and its people healthy.

Our tree trail is fun for the whole family. Discover the history of some of the most ancient trees in St Albans, learn to recognise the different species and find out all about their uses and symbolism, past and present.

The trail takes around 45 minutes to complete, beginning with the famous cedar tree in Sumpter Yard and ending in the Abbey Orchard. 

The Tree Trail is on sale in the Cathedral Shop for £2.

If you are inspired by our trail, why not take a look at the Remarkable World of Trees exhibition coming up in Autumn 2021 at St Albans Museum + Gallery.