Wander into the arboretum from the lower terrace or follow the driveway behind the house. It has a quarter mile of wheelchair-friendly paths, that curve gently up the wide slope. Look out from any vantage point and enjoy views of a lake, bridges and cascades, as well as rolling Devon hills.
The trees are maturing, and this spring we enjoyed a show of blossom from some of the spring flowering varieties. In the autumn the foliage colours are varied and in years to come we expect the arboretum to rival our famous acer glade. The gardeners have begun to mow the arboretum with wide paths through the long grass. This has opened up new vantage points and helped make the area a welcoming place to enjoy long views and while away time with a good book. Children take note, it’s a very good place to roll down a grassy bank!