Autumn Colours at Westonbirt Arboretum

I saw some lovely Autumn Colour at Westonbirt Arboretum yesterday on my walk round the Silk Wood.

Beautiful Autumn Colour
Late Morning Sunshine through Autumn Colour
Autumn Colour taken at Westonbirt Arboretum, September 2013
Delightful Autumn Colour at Westonbirt Arboretum
First Autumn Colour at Westonbirt Arboretum
Amongst the first of the trees to turn showing off their Autumn Colours.

Yesterday I went up to The National Arboretum at Westonbirt. By late morning the mist and fog had cleared and the sun was beginning to shine. Already there is some beautiful early Autumn colour.  I took some pictures to share what is happening now. It felt too warm yesterday to be truly Autumnal but still the trees are  beginning to put on their show.  Whilst this week seems to have been a warm one, it looks like forecasters predict a change so perhaps we will have Autumn chills and the colour next week.

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Interesting to see that Simon Toomer, Director up at the Arboretum has commented on this year being a “mast” year in which trees and bushes produce an abundance of seeds and fruits. I have certainly seen that here on the farm too with a huge number of berries, hips and fruits in the hedgerows.  The Arboretum are running guided walks about the fruits and berries of the trees on 6th and 12th October. Click here for more info.

Still some availability at Carriers’ Farm if you are thinking of visiting the Arboretum, see the website for more information

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