Friday, 6 November 2015

Cedar Of Lebanon

Coombe Country Park

Here is an unusual sight.  Autumn leaves and what I thought
was a Monterey Pine (tree on the right).  I have since learned
that it is actually a Cedar of Lebanon tree. 

There is a story. 
First off, I think this tree might be over 200 years old.
The grounds of Coombe Country Park were designed by 
Lancelot 'Capability' Brown.  Although Brown liked native English trees
he also liked exotic trees and Cedar of Lebanon is
one of his most famous.  You can see cedars planted in 
many of his gardens across England.

Please note it isn't raining.  These photos were taken
over a week ago.  I am thinking that is the last time I saw blue sky :).

Have a super weekend.  See you next week
in Coventry City Centre for a change!

Participating in Skywatch Friday


Lowell said...

Isn't this tree referenced in the Bible? Sounds familiar. An odd-looking thing, but I'll be the wood if good for lots of things!

Mama Zen said...

How beautiful!

William Kendall said...

I don't think they turn up here... the climate probably would be too harsh. It is a pretty tree.

Jane and Chris said...

There was a cedar of Lebanon in the grounds of my old must still be there.
Jane x

Sharon Anck said...

Beautiful shots. There is a cedar of Lebanon tree very prominently positioned in the old part of Highgate Cemetery. It has such a melancholy look to it, just perfect for it's setting.

Stephanie said...

A beautiful unusual tree!

Jim said...

Great shots
Sydney – City and Suburbs

RedPat said...

I love that tree!

EG CameraGirl said...

I really like the shape of the Cedar of Lebanon!

Linda said...

Nice! I like the name Lancelot Capability Brown!