|Location||Christs College, Cambridge|
|OS grid reference||TL 45211 58661|
|Site class||Veteran, Heritage Tree On A Mound, Planted 1608|
The so-called Milton Mulberry was planted in 1608 in the Fellow's Garden. Milton may well have known the tree, but did not plant it. This magnificent, sprawling tree is planted on a mound. According to historian Nick Chrimes it seems to have been part of an attempt at sericulture as others were purchased and sheds were built for raising silkworms. [see the Appendix to the second edition of his fascinating book Cambridge: Treasure Island in the Fens]
Find out more at www.christs.cam.ac.uk
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