The Cambridge University Botanic Gardens welcome everyone (for a very reasonable entrance fee) with a combination of a beautiful english garden, a little (not too hardcore) education, and a wealth of fascinating trees. Highly recommended.
Here are a few favourites from a recent visit.
A little education…
…and for the younger generation.
and for the more nerdy?
Plus of course, beautiful vistas
city centre tranquillity
and wonderful specimen trees
More to follow another day…
It’s National Tree Week in the UK, “an annual celebration to start the UK’s winter tree planting season”. With the diabolically wet weather right now, let’s hope all those keenly dug planting holes are not a complete wash out. (Trees can drown too).
For those who would like to learn more, maybe even to support the cause, here are three excellent authorities to inform:
THE UK TREE COUNCIL
TIMES EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT (TES) – teaching resources
And for those who just like to look at interesting trees, here’s what is claimed to be the “most famous tree in England” – The Major Oak (Robin Hood’s Oak) in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. It has a girth of 33 feet and is estimated between 800 and 1000 years old.