This weekend the popular BBC1 Programme Countryfile will be featuring Batsford Arboretum. Countryfile will focus on Batsford Arboretum's use of Tomographing which is a technique which uses a form of x-ray to show the extent of decay within trees. This technique has been used to enable the arboretum to decide whether or not a tree needs to be felled. Batsford Arboretum will feature on Countryfile on BBC1 on Sunday 17th January at 6:30pm.
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/
March is Daffodil Month at Batsford Arboretum and with lots of varieties of daffodils in flower it is a great place to visit over the next few weeks. There are also lots of primroses, scilla and early flowering cherries are also putting in an appearance. Early magnolias are another treat at this time of year, and always look their best set against a clear blue sky.
A recent reviewer on Trip Advisor wrote: “We wanted to see snowdrops but were impressed by so much more about Batsford. It’s hard to pinpoint which part of the arboretum is the most impressive. It was a wonderfully atmospheric visit – the wintery sun lighting up the snowdrops and aconites and it was lovely to see a herd of deer in the field. A magical place, can’t wait to go again – our visit was rounded off by a delicious bowl of spicy parsnip soup in the very welcoming and well run cafe (very nice staff!). A total success all round.”
For more information visit http://www.batsarb.co.uk/
The Cotswolds have so many amazing places to see snowdrops – the beautiful promise of Spring to come. Award winning Batsford Arboretum is not only home to the country's largest private collection of trees and shrubs, it also has a fantastic display of snowdrops. Batsford estimate that their snowdrops should be at their absolute peak of floral gorgeousness between February 21st and March 14th. Why not head over and see them? Don't forget to send us some photos if you do! For more details: http://www.batsarb.co.uk/
Pop over to Batsford Arboretum this weekend to meet the man himself in his magical grotto. He'll be there between 2pm and 6pm on Saturday and 2pm and 5pm on Sunday. A visit to see him costs £5 and includes a gift from Santa. It's also a good opportunity to do a bit of last minute Christmas shopping in the Garden Centre and Gift Shop and to get some fresh air by walking around the Arboretum.
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.
Batsford Arboretum is the medal winning home to one of the country's largest private tree and shrub collections. 56 acres of wild gardens open up to stunning views, paths and streams and orient inspired statues. The garden has lots of interest all year round – from the early promise of snowdrops, spring flowering bulbs and Japanese flowering cherries to the shading tree canopy in summer and the outstanding autumn colour there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Batsford Arboretum is silver winner of the Cotswold Tourism Awards Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014.
The visitor centre houses a great cafe which serves home baked lunches, cakes and afternoon teas.