He replied "have you seen the fossilised tree trunk?". We quickly went to see the large fossil and I just knew we had to add it to our collection of curios. This will be our second fossilised/petrified tree in the garden.
The first was acquired by Mr Bowles following its discovery during the excavation of the King George V Reservoir at Chingford in 1937. Mr Bowles placed the tree trunk in the stone garden. The latest section has been installed in the new glasshouse range, next to our Encephalartos. We have also placed a section of Hertfordshire Pudding stone next to it. Unfortunately we don't have any details about the fossil other than it appear to have been polished on one side and end.
|Bryan watering in our latest planting in the glasshouse |
|The first fossilised tree trunk in the Stone Garden|