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Postcards from England ( The Westonbirt National Arboretum )

 
victorian67
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quotePosted at 11:55 on 1st April 2013

Autumn has always been one of my favorite season with that special feel and atmosphere it brings with it, a mix of crisp mornings and still gorgeous afternoons and that incredible burst of warm colors declined  from trees to hedges.

I used to live in Canada so I was familiar with autumn at its most glorious but I had not been to the Westonbirt National Arboretum, yet.

The Westonbirt National Arboretum is located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire.

It belonged for centuries to the Holfords Family which ancestors date back to William the Conqueror and Robert Stayner Holford was the original Creator of the Westonbirt Arboretum which was handed over to the Forestry Commission in 1956 which still exploit it today and looks after its 16000 trees including 2500 different species.

I chose a crisp and sunny late October Sunday to visit the Westonbirt National Arboretum and its unique collection of trees amongst those rare Maple trees.

The Westonbirt Arboretum features the Silk Wood which origines are dating back to the 12th century and the Old Arboretum both covering 600 acres of land and offering more than 17 miles of paths for a refreshing and invigorating walk through the woods filled with magnificent specimen of rare trees all dressed in the flamboyant colours of autumn. 

For lunch the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly, quite laid back with two large barbecue stands offering made to order scrumptious hotdogs and beef burgers and needless to say that after walking miles in Nature, the smell of the barbecue was heaven to me !

Visiting the Westonbirt National Arboretum in autumn or any other season is a must for all nature lovers as there is so much to see and learn !

Karim

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Thank you for following this escapade to the beautiful Westonbirt National Arboretum and stay tuned for my next postcard soon...

Karim

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quotePosted at 18:56 on 5th May 2013
Lovely light and colours in these pictures Karim, very well done.
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Angela King
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quotePosted at 13:40 on 3rd October 2017
All these photos are amazing!
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