|Location||WBC Offices, Shute End, Wokingham|
|Town / Parish||Wokingham Town|
|Grid ref.||SU 80824 68671|
|Planting event date||24 November 2012|
|Participants||Bob Wyatt, Wokingham Borough Mayor (planting); Barbara Stagles, founder of WDVTA; Cllr Angus Ross, Executive Member for the Environment; Jon Matthews, Leader of the WBC Trees and Landscape team; WDVTA members, family and friends|
|Notes||The gardens at Wokingham Borough Council offices, Shute End, Wokingham, are what remain of a much larger
'rest' garden lying behind the old rectory of St Paul's Church. The church was built in 1862 - 1864 by John Walter III
and the vicarage was built nearby at Shute End to accommodate the rector. In 1938 the vicarage was bought by Wokingham Rural
District Council for use as council offices. In subsequent years the original building was converted and extended to meet the
needs of the Wokingham District Council. This council was established in 1974 and become Wokingham Borough Council in 2006.
Of the original larger garden the pool and a small garden still exist, the rest having been turned into car parks.|
It was thought appropriate to plant the first of the 60 Diamond Jubilee trees in centre of the lawn by the pond, a prominent position where the tree will be widely seen. The Wokingham Borough Mayor, Councillor Bob Wyatt, officiated at the ceremony on 24 November 2012, the first day of the Tree Council's National Tree Week.