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.
The Cotswold Show takes place at Cirencester Park on 5th and 6th July. It promises to be a varied weekend and a great day out for all the family in the heart of the Cotswolds. The show includes monster trucks, a falconry village, dog show, dog agility course and of course the fun and frantic Shetland Pony Grand National! There will also be countryside pursuits on display including working horses, gundog training and sheep shearing. This year the show has added the food festival to its offerings, with 100 food suppliers attending.
There will of course be plenty of activities to keep the children busy with go-karts, giant inflatables, trampolines, have-a-go archery and tree climbing. On Saturday 5th the BBC Countryfile team will be creating their own 'village green' and filming for the popular programme.
For many of us, Adam Henson is know from his appearances on the BBC programme Countryfile. His farm, in the heart of the Cotswolds, is open to the public and makes a great outing for young and old alike.
There are many farm parks up and down the UK, but there is something special about Adam's Farm. Originally opened by Joe Henson (Adam's father) in 1971 it has a real focus on education and rare breed conservation is at the forefront.
From daily demonstrations to tractor rides, adventure playgrounds to hands on experiences this really is one for all the family.