Welcome to The Cotswolds!

I love the English Cotswolds and think everyone should visit this beautiful place at least once in their lifetime. Having lived all over the world and traveled as much as possible, I still think that this little part of England is one of the world's greatest treasures. This site is dedicated to helping spread the word and encourage sustainable travel to the Cotswolds.

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Saturday, 22 September 2012

Autumn at Batsford Park Arboretum

It is Autumn at Batsford Arboretum in The Cotswolds. This is a time when the arboretum is filled with scents and aromas.  The rosy scent of the Clerodenrum mingles with the most unusual aroma of burnt sugar emanating from the Katsura tree.

Many of the trees and shrubs begin to fruit in earnest.  Most attractive are the hips on the specie roses hanging from the branches like red baubles on a Christmas tree.  Sorbus of many varieties have bunches of brightly coloured berries of different hues, deep rosy red, glowing orange, pale delicate pink and bright white. The first signs of autumn colour begin to tinge the leaves of the acres and ash trees giving us a taste of the glories to come.

Batsford is gearing up for an autumn of gorgeous colour - one of the few good things to come out of the bad weather so far this year!

The cold, dry winter followed by the dreadful wet weather this summer means, if conditions are right, the trees should put on an even better display than normal.
Come for a walk and see what we hope will be one of natures most spectacular natural fireworks to date!

Arboretum Opening Times
The arboretum is open every day except Christmas day from 10.00 to 4.45pm.
Admission Prices

Adults £7.00
Concessions £6.00
Children (4 to 15 inclusive) £3.00
Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children £17.00
(Booked groups of 20+ 10% discount on entry price)
Children of 15 or under must be accompanied by an adult
Season tickets:
Single (admit one person only) £35.00
Double (admit two people only) £55.00
*(For those over 65 years 10% discount)*
Children of season ticket holders free of charge.

T: 01386 701441