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Not only does Bishops Palace Gardens have a fine example of Giant Redwood, it also has a superb Dawn Redwood tree (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), the trunk of which shows the classic shape of its type with twisted and fluted form in surprising contrast to its delicate and neatly shaped foliage.

The garden is located in the heart of Chichester in Canon Lane off South Street and has a lovely view of the nearby cathedral, as can be seen in the background in the pictures of the Giant Redwood. A great place to enjoy your cucumber sandwiches and lashings of ginger beer on a sunny day!

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
Giant Redwood, Giant Sequoia, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N50.83589
SU 85727 04744 45ft
29.2m 5.1m September 2007
Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostroboides
2 N50.83598
SU 85772 04755 44ft
17.75m 2.7m September 2007
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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