Autumn Leaves


Autumn leaves at the magnificent Westonbirt Arboretum

I am a fan of all seasons, every season has something special to delight us with. For the Autumn season it is the change in the colour of leaves which gives me the biggest delight. Living in Bath I am very fortunate - Bath is a green city with lots of open spaces and parks and surrounding the city we have lots of beautiful countryside. On Sunday I drove some guests from Bath to Stonehenge on one of my tours and the route was beautiful - yellow, orange and green trees lined the roads. I wished I was the tourist in the car so that I could take photos!

I recently visited the Westonbirt Arboretum which is located 40 minutes from Bath where I was able to be a tourist and take photos! Originally planted nearly 200 years ago by the Victorian horticulturalist Robert Holford, today it is one of the most important arboretums in the country with 2,500 different species of trees from around the world. At 600 acres it is a big place to visit and ideally you need at least half a day to appreciate it - I certainly wished I had more time when I was there! Their collection of Maple trees is stunning during the Autumn. I am looking forward to returning in the Spring to see their Magnolias.


If you are interested in nature then you may like to consider a visit to the Westonbirt Arboretum during your stay in Bath. You could combine it with a visit to some of the local Cotswold villages, a visit to Prince Charles' gardens at Highgrove or a visit to the Stately Home and gardens of Dyrham Park or you could just do it by itself! I can customise a tour for you so if this is of interest please message me. For now, enjoy the beauty of Autumn!