Last weekend, the first buds opened into a white flower. After the flowers, the tree should bear curved, spindle-shaped fruits that resemble goat horn, which give it its name.
Averill Milligan, the head gardener, said: ‘We’d noticed in June that the tree was making flower bud growth, which has slowly developed over the past week or so. We were intrigued to see what the flowers would look like, and we’ve kept a close eye on it.
‘Last weekend, we saw the first buds opening into a pale white flower that also has a lovely light scent, and the tree has hundreds still waiting.’
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