Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Arboretum visit from Lower Mill Estate

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.

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Batsford Arboretum visit from Lower Mill Estate

Photo Credit L S Wilson



Sheep dog trials

From 15th – 17th August the English National Sheepdog trials will be taking place at Broadfield Farm in Northleach. The top 150 sheep dogs and their handlers from all over England will be competing for a chance to represent England at the 2014 International Trials which take place in September.

The five highest scoring competitors from each day’s competition win a place in the England team. Tickets are available on the day and are £5 per adult with children under 14 free. Competition starts at 7:30 am and continues until at least 6pm. It sounds like a good day to pack breakfast, lunch and tea!

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Sheep dog trials

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