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Ulmus glabra Dwarf Wych Elm, Gordon Square

The square is home to a marvellous weeping dwarf wych elm by the southern entrance, whilst the plaque on the wall of number 51 reveals it's home to the early 20th century bohemian Bloomsbury Group, including Virginia Woolf. Whilst living here Virginia wrote Mrs Dalloway in which she writes of walking past the elms of nearby Regents Park: "the excitement of the elm trees rising and falling, rising and falling with all their leaves alight... so proudly they rose and fell, so superbly" Later, Virginia moved to the Sussex coast, now home to the largest population of elms in England, and when she died her ashes were scattered beneath an elm in her garden.

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  • Last Observed 30 Nov -1
  • Gordon Square, Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London
    By the south gate entrance
    Access: Public (Accessible)
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    Latitude / Longitude: 51.52381000, -0.13028000
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