The Albert Edward Oak, the oldest tree in the Botanical Gardens.
Prior to 1863, the gardens were mainly wetlands and sand dunes, believe it or not. I can’t imagine what it took to give us the garden’s that was to “be reserved for ever as a public park, and to be open for the recreation and enjoyment of the public” – as it was written in 1855.
The Albert Edward Oak can be found south west of the Archery Lawn, close to the Avon.
*Photo taken by Chris Bulovic*