|West Square, Lambeth
|OS grid reference
|TQ 31628 79069
|Largest height (m)
|Largest girth (cm)
Three reclining black mulberries, with branches supported by props apparently since the Great Storm in 1987. There were once four. Planted after the square was laid out, around 1799. There are also 7 younger white mulberries (Morus alba) planted fairly recently, but bearing pink fruit. The garden has a cruciform layout and opened to the public in 1901 after being saved from development. In 2021 after the heavy summer rains, the M nigra leaves were suffering from fungal attack. the white mulberries were unscathed.
Public transport: Southwark Tube
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