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Monkey puzzle tree

More Monkey Puzzling by The Gardens Trust

Monkey Puzzle tree

Last week I looked at the discovery of the Monkey Puzzle tree by Europeans and at the very first specimens introduced to Britain by Archibald Menzies, today I’m going to look at how it was introduced to British gardens on a grand scale.

Contrary to what you may have read elsewhere it doesn’t really have that much to do with William Lobb and the famous Veitch nursery of Exeter despite all their self-publicity.

I’ll also look at where it got its common name from – especially since there are no monkeys in Chile who might be puzzled by it.

Read the full article on the Gardens Trust website.