Kent’s S.t. Lawrence ground loses its tree

One of England’s picturesque grounds, and one of its most iconic, has lost its’ famous lime tree, as seen on the right. (below is what it looked like a few days ago before the winds battered the UK). Some info:

  • The S.t. Lawrence ground in Canterbury, Kent, is one of only 2 in the world that has (sorry – had) a tree within the boundary (the other being The VRA Ground at Amstelveen, Amsterdam in The Netherlands, Holland).
  • Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world
  • In 2001, the Ground was voted best cricket ground in the UK by both ‘The Times’ and ‘The Cricketer Magazine’.
  • The lime tree was 290 years old
  • Info on lime trees here

I was due to go to Canterbury last year for the first time, but never got round to it – wish I had found the time, now. According to a Kent County Cricket Club member, a replacement is in waiting which is great news.