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One of Gloucestershire’s best-loved attractions, Westonbirt Arboretum, will be on ‘red alert’ for its world-famous seasonal spectacle, now that the tree garden has entered its most stunning and colourful season.
This half-term, from Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November 2012, families can find out the secrets of the trees’ colour changing during the special Autumnal Highlights event.
Plus, there will also be a range of family activities organised over the five days, including the chance for all ages to have a go at producing leaf crafts.
As many known, from mid-October into November Westonbirt’s Japanese maples, Britain’s largest collection, are a riot of colour. As the season progresses new trees get in on the act. Ironwoods change from yellow and orange in to deep plum purple, hickories turn to gold, but the fiery red Japanese maples remain the undisputed stars.
While the National Arboretum covers a staggering 600 acres, children and adults attending the event can take the family trail to see the highlights of the spectacular Westonbirt trees – dazzlingly beautiful at this time of year, so taking a camera is highly recommended.
Getting out into the crisp autumn air and exploring some of Gloucestershire’s best natural beauty is not to be missed this half-term.
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