Wakehurst yew saw reign of Richard II

An ancient yew tree, dating to the 14th century, has been identified at Wakehurst Place in West Sussex. The tree is believed to have been part of a large landscaped garden, and was planted just after the Black Death.

"I am shocked and amazed. I thought I knew almost all there was to know about Wakehurst's landscape, but it has unveiled a new layer to me," said Andy Jackson who runs Wakehurst Place.