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Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Arboretum in all its Autumn splendour [slideshow gallery_id=”28″]

Batsford Arboretum is a Cotswold gem set close to the pretty town of Moreton-in-Marsh. The Arboretum itself covers an area of 56 acres and is without doubt one of the finest sites of its kind in England.

The striking Japanese inspired bridge at Batsford Arboretum

The striking Japanese inspired bridge at Batsford Arboretum

Apart from acres of impressive trees, bushes and shurbs, there is a well stocked garden centre and cafe too. Batsford House is the jewel in the crown and is set at the heart of the Arboretum. Batsford Arboretum is owned and run by a registered charity foundation and is preserved for the public to enjoy.

Batsford Park was inherited in 1886 by Algernon Freeman-Mitford, but there had been a house and estate on the site centuries before. He had a keen interest in Asian gardens and was inspired to develop the grounds with a Japanese and Chinese influence and theme.

Changing seasons at Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Arboretum changes with the seasons. In Spring there is an abundance of daffodils and other flowers of the season to enjoy. And of course, in many people’s view the best time to visit is in Autumn as the trees and bushes prepare to shed their foliage in readiness for Winter. In October, Batsford Arboretum becomes a mass of colours of all hues from vibrant reds to bright yellows.

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