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Aug 25, 2013

Cardiff's avenue of 'smelly trees'

Ginkgo biloba is an ancient tree species which grows in China, and one of the best places to see it in Britain is Bute ...
Category: General
Posted by: RhodriClark

Park. Behind Cardiff Castle is a lane flanked by ginkgo trees, whose leaves have a distinctive shape and turn an attractive yellow in autumn. Less appealing is the ginkgo's fruit, which smells like vomit - hence ginkgo's nickname the 'smelly tree'. To discover more about ginkgo and why Cardiff has so many examples of the species, scan the QR codes on a waste bin at the south end of the ginkgo avenue in Bute Park. Or click here