Leaving our new friends at Malvern was bittersweet. But there was more to see, and thanks to Victoria of Victoria’s Backyard, we were treated like royalty. We being good friend and co-innocent abroad Gail of Clay And Limestone and me. On the way to London from the Garden Bloggers Meet, we stopped at a delightful place for tea and touring. Batsford Arboretum, click here to view their site, is one of the jewels of the Cotswolds and one of the largest private collections of trees and shrubs in the United Kingdom. Situated one and a quarter miles west of Moreton-in-Marsh (Gloucestershire – UK), Batsford Arboretum is tucked away on a south facing escarpment of the famous Cotswold Hills. It was a most beautiful spot.
…a lovely Rest House with the lovely Victoria resting comfortably on a bench. Please disregard the mirror image of a photographer wearing an appalling lavender raincoat. The creator of these gardens, Algernon Bertram Freeman – Mitford (later 1st Lord Redesdale) was influenced by trips to Asia and the gardens of China and Japan when designing this property.
To view our England trip’s other posts: (There is a permanent page on the sidebar containing the links to the England posts as well. Click England Trip-Two Innocents Abroad to view it.)