Another of our walks, with friends, in the Forest of Dean was to the Cyril Hart Arboretum. It’s a compact arboretum, benefiting from having the tree names on labels, so often missing at National Trust gardens, making it fun to guess the tree name before reading the label.
Got a couple right, Wellingtonia, coastal redwood and common oak. O the large variety of pines left the only one I got close to getting correct was the Scots Pine, and even then with so many similar pines I wasn’t sure. If you’r in the area, it well worth a visit. There’s plenty of forest walks nearby and the Speech House Hotel for post walk refreshments.
There was one tree/plant in flower – Fothergilla major – American wych hazel – which presented its flower at eye-level. Here’s my photos of it – click on photos to expand.