wellingtonia

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Related to wellingtonias: Sequoia gigantea, giant redwood

wel·ling·to·ni·a

 (wĕl′ĭng-tō′nē-ə)
[After First Duke of Wellington.]
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wellingtonia

(ˌwɛlɪŋˈtəʊnɪə)
n
(Plants) another name for big tree
[C19: named after the 1st Duke of Wellington2]
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The mature garden overlooks open fields and is bordered by a selection of mature trees, including a Redwood and two Wellingtonias. There is also a small orchard and productive vegetable garden.
These very dark green conifers are Wellingtonias, or giant redwood trees from California.
There are terraced lawns, leading down to a series of lakes, planted with cedars, wellingtonias, acers, oaks and rhododendrons.
Their home dates back to the mid-19th century and was built by Joseph Knight, who specialised in importing exotic trees, which explains the magnificent Wellingtonias, monkey puzzle trees and redwoods in the garden.
Thomas Walker, who bought the castle 30 years later, added two lodges at the entrance of the estate and planted an avenue of Wellingtonias along the drive.
There is also still plenty of woodland and trees to enjoy, including majestic Wellingtonias and a magnificent Blue Cedar which are more than 130 years old.
A spring-fed stream runs through into three ponds with aquatic plant varieties and there are no fewer than four Wellingtonias in the grounds, one of them said to the second largest in the country.
The 24 Wellingtonias today provide an elegant avenue leading to historic Compton Verney House which is being converted into an art gallery.
Specimen cedars and Wellingtonias grow in the park and the Bath House among the trees was built as a spa by the Mordaunts who lived here from the 16th century to 1934 when the Baronetcy died out.

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