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Bitton church, South Gloucestershire
Bitton church, South Gloucestershire

‘A country parson without some knowledge of plants is surely as incomplete as a country parsonage without a garden.’

Canon  Ellacombe; ‘In a Gloucestershire Garden’ 1895

Old School Gardener

Picture by Len Gun

Picture by Len Gun

‘The fair-weather gardener, who will do nothing except when wind and weather and everything else are favourable, is never a master of his craft.’

Canon Ellacombe from A Gloucestershire Garden, 1895

Old School Gardener

tree puzzled

Batsford Arboretum is a 55-acre arboretum and botanical park near Batsford in Gloucestershire, England… It is owned and run by the Batsford Foundation, a registered charity, and is open to the public daily throughout most of the year. The arboretum sits on the Cotswold scarp and contains around 2,900 trees, with a large collection of Japanese maples, magnolias and pines. It miantains the national collection of Prunus (sato-sakura group) – Japanese Flowering Cherry- under the National Plant Collection Scheme run by the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens (NCCPG).’

Source: Wikipedia

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