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Llantwit Major, Wales, United Kingdom
I am mother, librarian, avid reader, sf fan, writer (unpubished), singer(amateur), animal lover, needlewoman.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Westonbirt

To cheer me up yesterday we went to Westonbirt Arboretum yesterday.  We have been driving past the sign on the M4 for years, and we kept saying we should go, so yesterday we went.

It is the Forestry Commission's tree collection, and there are lots to look at.  We were probably a few weeks early because even the spring trees were  not as in in bloom as they will be.  Even so there were lots of beautiful trees.  It is a lovely place, having been set up as an arboretum by a  rich family in the nineteenth century and was taken over by the Forestry Commission. 

They recommended 2 spring walks so we followed those, each took about an hour, but you could take as long or short a walk as you liked.  Dogs are allowed in some areas but not others, so you can avoid dogs if you   want to.  It was busy with lots of people there but not crowded, and we had a lovely, lovely day.




3 comments:

Boo and Trev said...

How lovely. The advantage of going early is that you will get more spring flowers while they have access to the light before the trees get going.

oreneta said...

That is lovely, glad it was a success. I particularly like the last picture, what a tree!

katemcnabb said...

It's gorgeous there isn't it - probably just the right thing to cheer you up!

xxxx