Pausing for a moment – not!
Gracious, judging by my lack of any posts for weeks, whatever else I’m doing I’m not pausing even for a nano-moment! I thought Lockdown was meant to be a quiet time when we can develop new hobbies and improve DIY skills? Not here it hasn’t been, though not sure, now, what I have been ‘busy’ doing. Better that way than sitting around with nothing to do, I guess.
Anyway, pausing for a moment now to enthuse about Batsford Arboretum near Moreton-in-the-Marsh. A beautiful park at any time of year, but just now it is looking splendid with lots of different flowering cherry trees – sparkling white, pale pink, green tinged, cream…, magnolias, Acers of all kinds unfurling wonderfully coloured new leaves in all shades from brilliant crimson and gold to lime green and copper.
If you love very large tall trees, this is the place to go. There are some magnificent specimens of conifers, beech, and Californian redwoods, even an enormous Tree of Heaven! (I was asked why it was called that. I saw how tall it had grown and thought it was because it looked as if it was trying to reach such celestial heights.) Plus, some orient inspired statues – a Buddha, a Japanese ‘Foo dog and some Sika deer, a Japanese rest house and pretty bridges, lacquered in bright red with black details, spanning pretty spring fed streams.
There is a lovely café with a sunny terrace on which to enjoy a coffee and cake or a tasty lunch and a picnic area with a coffee shop selling a variety of coffees and cakes.
I am just a member of the public who went there for the first time on Monday and enjoyed the spectacle of glorious blooms shining against a sapphire blue sky. There is a well-stocked garden sundries shop and an elegant plant sales area.
Everywhere is Covid safe with plenty of space in the extensive grounds to spread out. Free for RHS members.
A much-needed tonic for a tired ‘lockdown soul’.
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