I discovered this tiny garden a few months ago, attached to the back of a churchyard. The plaque on the wall and the little iron gate caught my attention as I was passing.
I was pleased to see that the gate was unlocked and I walked down the hedged path to find a beautiful secret garden! Right in the middle the lawn was a magnificent giant oak, circled by a bench.
I later did some research on it and found out that the tree is said to be some 800 years old; a survivor of the ancient Forest of Middlesex.
The garden used to be part of the Minchenden Estate, one of the great estates in the area, built in the 1800's. It has been in its current guise since 1934, as a garden of remembrance.