Photo of Belsize Terrace
LocationCorner of Belsize Terrace and Belsize Avenue
Variety Nigra
OS grid referenceTQ 26929 84908
Site classNotable
Largest height (m)7.0
Largest girth (cm)295

A Black mulberry on the corner of Belsize Terrace and Belsize Avenue stands next to recycling bins in the front yard of a private late 19th century house. It hangs over the pavement and passers-by can pick the fruit. It is on the site of the grounds of the 17th century (with Tudor origins) Belsize Manor House (and subsequent developments on the estate) and its pleasure garden, which became notorious in the 18th century. The entire estate was gradually developed for private houses from the mid-19th century and nothing remains of the built structures, although there is a Tudor wall hidden behind houses opposite the mulberry tree.. The tree is probably late 17th - early 18th century . In 2021 it suffered from the heavy rainfall and did not fruit well, while the leaves have developed fungal leaf spot and several have turned black and are curling.

Public transport: Belsize Park tube

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