Westonbirt Tree Arboretum

Last Saturday we went to Westonbirt Tree Arboretum, which is near Bristol in Gloucestershire.  It was an early birthday present from my betrothed.

Unfortunately the weather remained grey, and did not brighten up until the next day (when we were home) so it wasn’t the best of days to see the Arboretum.

The Arboretum is a collection of trees made by a Victorian family, with a huge collection of maples.  Some of the trees were in various shades of autumnal colours – lovely yellows and reds, while others remained green.  When I get the photos developed I will post some of them – if I can find out how and if the photos are any good.

We went on a guided tour, which told us about the trees.  I already knew what he told me about the native British trees, but didn’t know about the non-natives.

It’s a very beautiful place, with magnificent trees and enough to satisfy any tree enthusiast for hours.  I would very much like to go back to this place some time.


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