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 â€˜The Timesâ€™ and â€˜The Cricketer Magazineâ€™.
- 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.