The Abbey Green Plane Tree (planted c.17900

Plane trees are among the most numerous large street and park trees planted in Greater London.
Commonly known as the "plane" in England, it was first planted here in about 1550, but most will be a little less than 300 years old. But most of those seen in London belong to the group that is often described as the London Plane. The planting of suburban London's Plane Trees would have taken place during the times of urban development, so most larger trees in London are likely to be from the 19th Century.Their bark is unusual, and the longevity of the trees is down to the nature of their composition.

Monastery Gardens enclosed the hot springs for 500 years until Henry VIII’s time (1563). This remaining plane tree was probably outside the garden walls surrounded by some of Bath’s few pre Georgian buildings. Look up to the right, see the Abbey Towers.