Secret Woodland in Swettenham

I have been visiting The Quinta arboretum situated behind The Swettenham Arms pub for many years. This year the autumn colours of the trees and berries were spectacular. Sir Bernard Lovell of astonomy fame developed the arboretum in 1948 from open grassland. Currently it is owned by Tatton Garden Society and Cheshire Wildlife trust manage the surrounding wildlife area. … Continue reading Secret Woodland in Swettenham

Blythe Garden Open Day

In early June when an email came from my local u3a (University of 3rd Age – misnomer for self-help groups for retired folk) asking for members to open their gardens for charity I declined. I remembered participating in a similar event for church a few years ago and afterwards being exhausted giving everyone a personal tour. However … Continue reading Blythe Garden Open Day