Aylsham - Woodgate House (Norfolk)
|Peter emailed us back in 2009 and it took ten years before we were travelling in the area and were able to visit his nursery.
Some of the Giant Redwood trees can be seen from the nursery but unfortunately none are in areas accessible to the public.
Luckily Peter was available to show us his whole collection of eight superb Wellingtonia.
Giant Redwood - Tree No. 5 planted in the 1950-60's
Giant Redwood - Tree No. 6 planted in 1980's
|Most of the Wellingtonia at Woodgate were planted in the 1860's apart from the two in the photographs above.
The tree planted in 1980's replaced one that was felled due to serious die back.
Peter also remembers losing one to the 1987 hurricane (the top section broke away).
Giant Redwood - Tree No. 1
Giant Redwood - Tree No. 2
Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani)
Beech trees (Fagus sylvatica)
|A Cedar of Labanon on the site fell in 1908 and a team of twelve horses were used to haul it back up using rope and a block and tackle.
Peter's Great Grandfather told this story to his father (who was two years old when it fell).
It's still growing so their bold venture was a great success and they saved a magnificent tree.
One of the Giant Redwood trees is inside a circle of Beech trees that were originally grown as a hedge and have taken on the most wierd cavorting shapes.
A picture of Woodgate in 1870 showing some of the Redwoods planted around ten years earlier
A photograph of Peter's Great Grandfather
An aerial view possibly taken in t the 1970's
Note the shadow of the now lost tall Giant Redwood on the left
|Common Names and Latin Name||No.||Latitude and Longitude||OS National Grid||Elevation
|Giant Redwood |
|TG 18356 26088||65ft|
|TG 18209 26213||74ft|
|TG 18161 26162||87ft|
|TG 18131 26157||82ft|
|TG 18050 25996||84ft|
|TG 18081 25943||81ft|
|TG 18084 25973||74ft|
|TG 18092 25934||79ft|
|Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.|