The Enchanted Christmas event at Westonbirt Arboretum brings the magnificent trees of the arboretum to life in a whole new way. The illuminated trail takes you through a mile of the arboretum creating a magical Christmasy scene. the trail opens at 5pm each Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 27th November to 20th December. It you are planning to visit on a Saturday you will need to pre-book as it gets very busy.
Until the end of August, Westonbirt Arboretum, the National Arboretum, is offering free children's admission. They have lots of fun family events planned or there is a play trail for families to explore.
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.
Medlar's were popular in Victorian times, often being eaten as a delicacy, a little bit like figs are today. The Medlar tree is known for its beautiful blossom. Indeed, after the war local councils gave them out to beautify the countryside. Today, they have become a forgotten fruit. Medlars can be used to make a delicious Medlar Jelly which is both sharp and sweet and complements roast meats, ham and pork pies. Westonbirt Arboretum are currently collecting medlars to raise money for the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum. They will be used by the company Tracklements to make Medlar Jelly which will then be sold in the Arboretum's gift shop with 50p from each sale going to the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum.
So if you have a drop of Medlar's that you won't be using do pop across to Westonbirt and drop them off!