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Yew/Yews at Elvaston Castle Country Park England

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Notes: As long ago as 1839 there appeared the following descriptions of this extraordinary place: 'Among the numerous things which struck us as new and extraordinary, were plinths of soil forming pedestals to large yew trees, which were procured when full grown from different parts of the country, wherever they could be found large, or cut into curious shapes; while smaller yews were planted at the base of the plinths, and trained over them'. One garden was 'surrounded by a terrace of yews' another consisted of 'open lawns, bounded by yews'. The photos show some of the hundreds of yews planted between 1830 and 1850 as well as at least one of the much older trees that was imported as an already mature tree.
Classification: notable
Classification Codes: N
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Sex: unspecified
Earliest mention: 1839
Source of earliest mention: J.C.Loudon's Gardener's Magazine
Date of visit: 26-Nov-06
Latest information: For more information about the site at Elvaston go to www.friendsofelvaston.co.uk

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