Within the Seaforde Demesne and in Seaforde village, Co. Down, there are many fine trees. Some trees owe their existence to staff of the estate, especially Mr Allan who was in charge of all the gardens and grounds in their heyday in the last century.
Visitors to the gardens drive past a varied selection of trees along the entrance road, then under a row of mature beech beside the walled garden: the main car park has a yew as its centrepiece. Just beyond this, at a meeting point of three estate roads, stands the ‘wedding tree’, a great Wellingtonia Sequoiadendron giganteum (measuring 22’8”) planted by Mr Allan to commemorate his wedding. It stands tall and proud, a landmark among the estate roads.