While You’re Out & About, Don’t Look Down, Look Up.

Horse Chestnuts

(Aesculus hippocastanum)

Spiky cases, gleaming seeds, celebrated by children. Horse chestnuts, with their mahogany-bright conkers, are the very essence of autumn. The horse chestnut is particularly prized as an amenity tree because of its striking (upward growing) flowers, which can be seen in early June each year, and once pollinated by insects, each flower develops into a glossy red-brown conker inside a green husk, which falls in the autumn.