The Greenwood Tree is a specially commissioned sculpture that stands in a prime position in the Great Garden at New Place, bringing to mind the Forest of Arden in As You Like It.
300 individually engraved leaves will fill the tree, ready for the opening of New Place in a few month’s time. Each leaf has a personalised dedication, and we have already received a wonderful selection of tributes and quotes.
The first batch of around 35 engraved leaves were, very kindly, fitted to the Tree on Wednesday 13th April, by Adam from JW and AJ Barrett, the Redditch-based company who sculpted the tree for us. Video footage and photographs were taken during the fitting and the sun shone brightly for the occasion! The next batch of dedications will be sent to the engravers today ready for fitting very shortly.