Sunday, 22 August 2010

B is for Batsford Arboretum

Spent a very pleasant time at Batsford Arboretum in Gloucestershire yesterday - such a beautiful place, it used to be part of the estate of Batsford Hall, home to the Mitfords.  It's quite oriental in feel, with a Japanese bridge, statues of a Foo Dog and Buddha, and a Japanese Rest House, as well as Japanese Maples at every turn.  We hope to go back at the beginning of October to see the trees in their autumn colours.  Funniest moment was visiting the Hermit's Cave, which actually appeared to have a hermit in it playing a drum - very pythonesque...








1 comment:

Ruth said...

That shot of the ladybird is absolutely stunning! Looks like a beautiful place.

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