A large stumpery, situated between the bamboo garden and water meadow, was completed in 2007. It forms an attractive entrance to the lower part of the arboretum. Created using 50 tons of soil and a collection of old tree stumps mainly from Broughton Grange as well as a few from Blenheim Palace. It showcases a classic combination of hostas, ferns, hellebores and saxifrages surrounded by larger trees. Historically, stumperies were a Victorian concept, becoming quite popular and widespread in 19th century gardens. During the Victorian era, many different ferns were being introduced to Britain from around the globe and garden stumperies were frequently used to cultivate these. In 2016 the stumpery was extended further towards the water meadow garden. Planting and development of the stumpery remains ongoing.