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27 December 2012

Rather English - Wander in Westonbirt Arboretum

Started in the mid-1800s by Victorian landowner Robert Holford, Westonbirt Arboretum is a collection of 16,000 trees from 2,500 different species, covering plants from all over the world including Britain, China, North America, Japan, Chile and many other countries.

The arboretum covers some 600 acres, with 17 miles of pathways through the trees and was taken on by the Forestry Commission in 1956, who still open it to around 350,000 visitors a year with the assistance of the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum.

For more, see http://www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt

^Picture © stephendgardner used under a Creative Commons license^

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