Ancient Yews


Britain has the largest collection of ancient yews on earth. There are 117 of them, aged between 2 and 5 thousand years and this number may expand further, as others are discovered. These trees do not have legal protection and Janis Fry is campaigning for this to change.

Janis Fry has been studying ancient yews for 40 years from both scientific and mythological angles and is an authority on yew trees.

She is particularly interested in sacred yews or Taxus Sanctus. Janis is also a painter and writer and author of ‘ The God Tree’ and ‘Warriors at the Edge of Time’ and is preparing her next book called ‘ The Cult of the Yew’.

Janis runs Ancient Yew Tours around Brecon and Usk.

To find out more view:

and a recent article about Janis’s works:

The Extraordinary Legend of the Yew