Sidmouth is the UK's first 'civic' arboretum: it encompasses the entire town rather than a separate single site. Established in 2010, the arboretum aims to maintain and enhance the area through tree planting and protection.
And tomorrow it'll be hosting its AGM - with guest speaker Dame Julia Slingo, former Chief Scientist at the Met Office, now a patron of the Sidmouth Arboretum:Futures Forum: Sidmouth Arboretum AGM > Tuesday 16th January > guest speaker Dame Julia Slingo, former Met Office chief scientist
Meanwhile, there is another first - in the south of France:
Village arboretum de Vernet-les-Bains - Wikipedia
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Village Arboretum | Vernet-les-Bains
After much restoration work, Vernet became the first “Village *Arboretum” in France with over 2,000 identified and listed trees in the village
Vernet les Bains - anglophone-direct