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

Winter Walk around Astbury

From my house I can have a lovely walk along footpaths to Astbury Garden centre. This late December morning was perfect being frosty with low bright light casting long shadows. This is open space off Thirlmere Ave. Stubble left by a sweetcorn crop on the footpath from old Padgbury lane. Then over the footbridge of Loachbrook and … Continue reading Winter Walk around Astbury