There are many old & ancient Oxfordshire Yews, testament to how well the County accommodates this majestic native and, yes, easy-to-grow hedging plant…
Yews can be found flourishing right across the county with, perhaps, the most famous being situated at Didcot, Iffley and South Moreton. But they are just three of the main 36 locations where you can see Oxfordshire Yews on display. As you travel around the county, keep an eye on the map for any of the following villages and towns where the most spectacular and important Oxfordshire Yews are to be found. They are, as the Michelin Guide would have it, vaut le détour:
The representative picture (above) of Oxfordshire Yews is the Didcot Yew at All Saints Church.
Bottom Wood, Goring Heath
Pishill – Hollandridge Lane
Pishill – Oxfordshire Way
Sandford -On -Thames
Warren Bank, Holton
Of course, many of these Oxfordshire Yews were planted by nature – but not all. Following in the footsteps of all those who have planted Yews down the millennia is rewarding and requires no more skill, time or effort than any other hedging plant.