Autumn brings with it a sense of occassion at Westonbirt Arboretum. And now is the time to make the most of it. The colours are just starting to really break from their summer hues to a riot of colour that is totally spectacular.
I never seem to allow myself enough time to get round the huge site. More of a whole day out than a few hours walk!
Probably most famous for its collection of Acers which put on a stunning display at this time of year there are plenty of other trees and shrubs – and most are labelled to let you know what they are – so worth taking a notebook with the camera!
Euonymus alatus (winged spindle)
If you are in the Tetbury area (just off junction 18 of the M4 it is well worth a visit and the next week or so should see the colours at their vibrant best.