Thomas Myddleton

Owner of Chirk Castle, Sir Thomas Myddleton was one of the most prolific tree-planters during the 17th Century.

He was greatly influenced by the English writer and gardener John Evelyn, particularly his 1664 work, Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest-Trees and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesty’s Dominions.

Inspired by the book, Myddleton began to experiment with planting exotic trees for ornament on his grand estate and new oak woodlands.