Sequoia Tree - Bletchley Park - Buckinghamshire - Great Britain.
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N 51° 59.797 W 000° 44.533
30U E 654999 N 5763069
Quick Description: A giant sequoia tree, the state emblem of California, grows directly in front of the Bletchley Park Mansion, The tree was planted between 150 to 180 years ago. Located - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/11/2012 3:06:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMFP32
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Border
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Long Description:
The American Garden Trail Bletchley Park.

"Opened in August 2004 by Minister David T Johnson of the American Embassy, the American Garden Trail celebrates the links between the UK and the USA which started at Bletchley Park during the war and still continues today. The Trail starts at the giant sequoia tree, the state emblem of California, directly in front of the Mansion, which was planted in Victorian times by the Leon family. During the war an aerial was placed at the top of the tree to transmit radio signals for Station X.

The Trail then continues through the grounds of the Park and features many other state emblems including a cactus, the state emblem for Arizona and the lilac tree for New Hampshire. The Royal Horticultural Society and the Garden History Society advised Bletchley Park on the composition of the Trail." Text Source: (visit link)

Bletchley Park - Historic site of secret British codebreaking activities during WWII and birthplace of the modern computer. Miton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain.

Hours of Operation:
Winter Opening :
(1st November to 28th February)
9.30am to 4.00pm

Summer Opening :
(1st March to 31st October)
9.30am to 5.00pm

Admission Prices:
(Over 60's and students with valid ID.)
Children 12 to 16:
Gattung / Species: Riesenmammutbaum (Sequoiadendron giganteum)

Anordnung / Arrangement: Einzelner Baum / Standalone tree

Webseite / website: [Web Link]

Alter / age: 180

Standort / Location: Park / Park

Eintrittsgebühr / Fee: £12 per year.

Baumhöhe / Height of the tree (m): Not Listed

Baumdurchmesser / Diameter of the tree (m): Not Listed

Parkkoordinaten / Parking coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
English: To post a visit, provide a short description and at least one additional, original picture. Deutsch: Um einen Besuch zuloggen, beschreiben sie kurz die Location und senden sie ein Originalfoto, von Ihnen aufgenommen.
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