Autumn Colours at Batsford Arboretum in the Cotswolds
guided coach tours of the Cotswolds and we've called in to Batsford Arboretum which has one of the largest private collections of trees in the country. We've soaked up the glorious autumn colours as the leaves on the trees have changed from green, to hues of gold, orange and red.
In among the collection of magnificent trees, which are from around the world, are Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum), deciduous trees with a graceful habit and beautiful foliage, which at this time of year turn the most striking colours. Also there are trees and bushes resplendent in masses of coloured berries, cones, seed pods, flowers and spent foliage - its quite breathtaking.
The advantage of visiting Batsford Arboretum is that there is an easy walk from the car park to a new and very large visitor centre, with a sizeable café. The food is good and is reasonably priced and there is an extensive shop and a very good plant centre, so there is plenty to see and do for those whose mobility isn't good or the rain comes and shelter is needed.
I look forward to taking people back to Batsford Arboretum in the spring when there are displays of flowering bulbs – swathes of snowdrops, daffodils, narcissi and bluebells. There's the beautiful blossom of the magnolia trees, the flowering cherries as well as the exotic Davidia Involucrata tree especially when the white bracts appear and dangle like handkerchiefs from its branches.
To book a guided coach tour for your group to include a visit to Batsford Arboretum.
Contact: Cotswolds Blue Badge Tour Guide - Anne Bartlett