Woodlands and gardens

The Arboretum areas to the south of Callendar House are home to exotic trees, Rhododendron and other shrubs. In the 1970s, the George Forrest Collection added a number of new plants to the gardens. Forrest was a Falkirk-born plant hunter who spent a number of years exploring in China at the turn of last century, finding thousands of exotic and rare species to bring back to the UK for planting and further study. Various finds including Rhododendrons, Maple (Acer forrestii) and Pieris (Pieris forrestii 'Wakehurst') are now found thriving in the Park.

The Forbes Mausoleum, designed by Archibald Elliot in 1816, is an imposing construction in the Greek Doric style. The mausoleum is located to the south east of Callendar House in a circular enclosure with a stone wall and surrounding ditch.

Callendar Wood occupies the southern half of the estate. The wood is managed by the Forestry Commission. It is a Listed Scottish Wildlife Trust and Wildlife Site and has a number of interesting historical artefacts and a series of way marked trails and bridleways.

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Callendar Park

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Last updated: 05 February 2015 at 11:45