We have planted a Taxodium distichum (swamp cypress) as our Jubilee tree and on 2 June we will celebrate its planting. The Gardens will be open to visitors as usual for an Open Thursday – with one key difference. Our volunteers will be celebrating the Jubilee with a leisurely picnic! So why not bring your own picnic and join us? Daisy’s will provide drinks and cakes as usual. The Gardens look particularly lovely in June, with waterlilies in the Italian Garden and on the fishing lake at the bottom of the Glade and roses everywhere. The Taxodium distichum was chosen as our Platinum Jubilee tree because it is spectacular, particularly in the autumn. It is a tree that was much appreciated by the Countess of Warwick who had 7 or 8 of them planted around the Easton Lodge Estate. Over 100 years later, we wanted to plant another to help ensure their continuation in the area.