Milton's Mulberry Tree can be found in the Fellows' Garden at Christ's College, Cambridge. This tree is over 200 years old and was grown from a root of an earlier tree planted in 1608, the year of John Milton's birth who studied at the college. It has been propped up by these wonderful wooden posts since it was uprooted in a storm in 1795. The gardener's pick the mulberries every year and the kitchen makes them into jam for the fellows. The branches of the tree grow out of a hillock which is covered in ivy and grasses.
In the foreground of my painting I have included two books by John Milton, 'Paradise Lost' and 'Paradise Regained', plus some jam.