Letter: Montpellier's gingko: a tree to remember

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Sir: Further to the correspondence regarding the gingko tree (Letters, 23 and 27 November), there is a gingko in the Winter Gardens in Great Malvern, along with many other good things. However, the most spectacular gingko I have seen is in the botanic gardens in Montpellier, France. This tree must be in excess of 200ft high, and was planted around the time of the French Revolution.

Sitting beneath it one has the sense of being in the vicinity of an immensely wise, immensely patient intelligence. I remember this tree better than some people of my acquaintance - and more fondly, too.



West Malvern,