Olea europea - exotic
The olives in the park originate from the Mediterranean region. They form low spreading canopies with twisted and gnarled trunks.
The fruit of this tree is the well known 'olive' from which the oil is produced. The foliage is blue-green in colour and very distinctive when viewed from a distance.
The olives in the park are in excess of 130 years old and were planted by Sir John Logan Campbell for fruit production. This proved unsuccessful as many of the trees were sterile. More than 200 trees in the Olive Grove are the remnants of the olive orchard.