Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Maples and Acers at Westonbirt Arboretum

My husband is taking a few days holiday this week so we planned a couple of day trips. One was to Westonbirt Arboretum. I visited as a girl and wanted to see the autumn colours. The weather during the journey down was quite foggy which muted the colours in the landscape and I wondered if it might be disappointing.

I needn't have worried, as we walked further into the woods it became more and more colourful. The arboretum is divided into two parts, the Old Arboretum and the newer part Silk Wood. At the entrance we picked up a map showing the "autumn trail" in each section.

We started in Silk Wood. The following pictures were taken in Maple Loop and are Japanese maples.

The next set of photographs were taken in the Acer Glade. This is in the Old Arboretum and is the part I remember visiting many years ago. The trees here are much larger and even on a dull day the wonderful reds, oranges and yellows were fantastic. Perhaps because it was a damp drizzly sort of day there weren't many people about and I was able to wander amongst the trees taking many photographs.


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