Autumn is upon us. The days are getting shorter, the mornings crisper, winter coats are coming out of hibernation and best of all nature is putting on its best performance for us!
Autumn is definitely my favourite time of year. It signals closing the curtains at half 6, cosy nights in, Halloween and of course the countdown to the “C” word.
As a family we just love being outside and for us you can’t beat Autumn welly walks. There’s nothing better than crunching leaves, collecting conkers and jumping in the odd puddle.
We recently visited the stunning Bluebell Nursery and Arboretum, nestled in the countryside right on the Derbyshire and Leicestershire border. The nursery specialises in trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. Surrounding the nursery is a 9 acre woodland garden that truly comes alive during Autumn. Bluebell is named as one of the “top gardens to visit” by the Royal Horticultural Society.
I wanted to share some of the photographs from our visit.
Bluebell Arboretum in Photographs
We spent at least a couple of hours exploring and meandering through the gardens. There is no set route, you are very much free to wander at your leisure. The gardens are so diverse and truly beautiful. There are benches scattered around so that you can sit and enjoy the serenity and maybe have a little picnic.
We thoroughly recommend a visit the Bluebell Nursery and Arboretum, its hidden gem in the Derbyshire countryside.
Prices (correct October 2018)
Entry to the nursery is free.
Arboretum entry is as follows:
Concession – £4
March to Oct: Mon to Sat 9am-5pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10.30am-4.30pm
Nov to Feb: Mon to Sat 9am-4pm
Christmas Eve to 2nd Jan and Easter Sunday: Closed
I really hope you’ve enjoyed this post and have been inspired to seek out some Autumn outdoor adventures.
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