This is a terrific name for a group of trees, but a bit of a puzzle, because there are 14 of them. Just off the Belfast Road into Crumlin, in Parkfield, are a group of extra tall limes. Planted in a circle, the 14 trees were probably from the same stock and all have grown evenly tall and straight up to the light.
The centre of this grove is shaded, ground vegetation suppressed to almost nothing. Outside the circle the grass grows rank and tall with nettles and other ‘weed’ species. A little judicious trimming would make the limes look even taller and grander. In a village of many trees, these are a special group. They are protected by a TPO inspired by adjacent new house building.