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Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) - April 2014
Hyde Hall is a Royal Horticultural Society location which has been growing considerably over recent years.
Being a relatively new and small garden it doesn't have the large collections of mature trees that you will find in the other centres such as RHS Wisley.
Nestled around its ponds and flower collections there are a few Redwood delights though.
There is a Dawn Redwood that measured approximately 15-20 metres tall in 2014, and nearby a Giant Redwood of perhaps only ten metres tall.

Giant Redwood (Sequoiadenron giganteum) - April 2014

Giant Redwood (Sequoiadenron giganteum) - December 2019
Linda and Tony sent a striking photograph of the Giant and its reflection in the lake taken in December 2019.

Interestingly the Giant has some of the lower branches on one side resting on, and partly buried in the soil. The ends of those branches are now growing vertically and look set to become trees in their own right as can be seen happening occasionally on some older trees such as Shalstone Manor and Cambridge University Botanical Gardens.

Giant Redwood - April 2014

Wollemia Pine (Wollemia nobilis) - April 2014
A sample of the spring colour at RHS Hyde Hall.

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