Verina Olly chats with Ken about the history of Marks Hall.
Mulberry Trees have a royal connection which can be traced by to the Tudors. Historically the Marks Hall estate near Coggeshall in Essex had trees but they disappeared. New trees were planted in the 90s for their historical reference but also for their fruit as Jonathan Jukes, curator of Marks Hall told Ken Crowther.
A berberis which has been growing at the Marks Hall Estate near Coggeshall in Essex has been dramatically reduced in size. The plant which came from the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew over 30 years ago had grown to more than 20ft across and 23ft high. Curator at Mark Hall, Jonathan Jukes explained to Ken Crowther why they have had to hard prune the shrub.