Illuminations

Westonbirt Arboretum (try saying that five times after you’ve had a couple of pints) is located just a few miles out of Tetbury on the Bath Rd – just past Highgrove Estate which is, of course, the home of Prince Charles.

What’s an arboretum, I hear you ask? Essentially it’s a botanical collection of trees – a tree garden if you like – and Westobnirt is the most important one in the UK. At Christmas time – and, I suspect Autumn – it’s also completely magical.

From the end of November through to Christmas fairies cast a spell over the trees to turn them into an enchanted woodland trail. If you’re interested, I wrote a little about it here.

I’m linking up with Becky this month for her tree squares challenge where we post photos of trees, any trees, in square format. You’ll find Becky’s most recent post here. Oh, and given that I’m pretty much posting daily and you’ll probably get bored with pictures of trees in square formats, feel free to skim on by – I won’t be offended. You’ll find other trees in the series here.

Author: Jo

Author, baker, sunrise chaser

4 thoughts

  1. oh these are wonderful – I really must get to Westonbirt one of these days. We have another enormous arboretum near us which I love

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