Finding Inspiration: Westonbirt Arboretum

Hello, I hope November’s been treating you well. I’ve got that sense of the year having run away with itself a little bit: my diary seems far too close to it’s end and I’ve got plans for 2018 that I really need to get cracking with. Recently though, I’ve made some changes to the way I prioritise my work days, so I’m spending more time on the important stuff and less on the tedious admin. So far it seems to be working and it feels like I’m making some headway.

The gorgeous part about hurtling headlong to the end of the year is the wonderful explosion of autumn colour. This year my cherry tree was a bit of a damp squibb, the remnants of hurricanes appearing at just the wrong moment. What a treat then to discover Westonbirt Arboretum was showing off more than its fair share of colour a couple of weeks ago. If you’re feeling a bit cold and dull and grey then hopefully these pictures will brighten your day! My absolute favourite part on this visit was the Maple Glade in the Old Arboretum: a magical space filled with intense reds and yellows, all perfectly lit by the low autumnal sunlight.