See section of the tree that proved gravity worked

Brits can now visit a section of a famous tree at a popular garden and greenhouse attraction in the UK.

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is displaying the shard of Sir Isaac Newtons apple tree as part of its 350th anniversary exhibition.

According to the organisation, the then 10cm section of the rare Flower of Kent cooking apple tree has had quite a journey on its way to the exhibit.

Sir Isaac watched an apple fall from the tree in 1966 to help prove his discovery of gravity, but the small section that is on display has since then been on an extra-terrestrial adventure.

British astronaut Piers Sellers took the fragment into space with him as he travelled on the space shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station.

The original tree is still standing at Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire – the former home of the respected scientist.

In other news, RHS Garden Wisley is hoping to help growers rediscover their love of trees and shrubs by holding an educational day dedicated to them.