Pop across to the Guardian page and scroll down – you will find an amazing video taken by a drone over the fabulous autumnal trees at Westonbirt Arboretum. What a brilliant perspective!
Batsford Arboretum is looking fabulous, with amazing colours on show throughout. Around every corner of the 56 acre Arboretum there are stunning new colours to enjoy. Just make sure you pack spare batteries for your camera!
Photo by Naomi cotswoldfamilyholidays.com
Check opening times and more at http://www.batsarb.co.uk/
Batsford Arboretum, home to the country's largest private tree and shrub collection, is a fabulous place to see trees in their full autumn glory. The Arboretum has 56 acres to explore and the outstanding autumn colour is coming into its own. Maples and Cherries display flame reds, salmon pinks and sunshine yellows whilst the liquid amber tree is the stage for multicoloured leaves from deep purple to pale gold. Batsford Arboretum have a special Autumn colour hotline setup so if you are planning on making a special journey call ahead on 01386 701441 to check the colour's progress
The visitor centre houses a great cafe which serves home baked lunches, cakes and afternoon teas.
For more details http://www.batsarb.co.uk/
Photo via Batsford Arboretum on Instagram.
The weather for this coming week is looking lovely…and we've got availability from Monday 28th – Friday 2nd and for next weekend Friday 2nd – Monday 5th October. Why not make the most of the lovely Autumn weather and take a few days out.
Contact us for details!
Now is the perfect time to go blackberrying and enjoy collecting nature's harvest. Blackberries are ripening by the day. Why not go out with the children and enjoy collecting them. Don't forget to find a long stick so that you can pull those really juicy ones down which are otherwise out of reach! There are plenty of blackberries to be found on the Lower Mill Estate by guests staying at Daisy Chain. How do you eat your blackberries – crumble…pie or something else?
Photo taken at the weekend by Naomi cotswoldfamilyholidays.com
It's time….don't miss it! Vivid crimson, orange and yellow hues are adorning the trees at Westonbirt, the national arboretum and Batsford Arboretum. Grab your camera and head over for this spectacular display of nature.
For up to date information about the colour at Westonbirt
Call Batsford's autumn colour hotline on 01386 701441 to check the colours there.
Posted by Naomi at http://www.cotswoldfamilyholidays.com/
Now that there's a bit of a chill in the air there is nothing better than a walk enjoying the autumn leaves and then returning home to a bowl of homemade soup. There's been a lot of talk about pumpkins recently, so we thought this recipe would hit the spot!
Originally shared by +Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Each bird and stone, each roof and well,
feels the gold foot of autumn pass;
each spider binds with glittering snare
the splintered bones of grass.
This excerpt is a poem called 'Field of Autumn' written by local author and poet Laurie Lee.It sums up the lovely autumnal feeling we're starting to experience in the early mornings at the moment.
Gloucestershire has inspired creative souls for many years. Today is national poetry day, do you have any favourite poets which sums up autumn or Gloucestershire for you?