Explore the largest rainforest in captivity. Trek through the humid tropics via SE Asia, West Africa and South America.
Yew is extraordinarily long-lived and slow-growing, with some trees estimated to be over 3,000 years old. You can find a yew hedge growing in our Outdoor Gardens.
Yew is native to area stretching from central Europe to the Caucasus. It can grow in a wide range of conditions: it is extremely tolerant of temperature, humidity and extremes of acid or alkaline soil; however, it does not grow well in soil that has been compacted by vehicles.