Thursday 4 August, 4.15pm
The Friends', by kind invitation of Sir Henry Elwes, have arranged a visit to Colesbourne Arboretum. Sir Henry will give a guided tour, which will be followed by light refreshments.
The Arboretum was planted by his great-grandfather and during the past 45 years Sir Henry has been planting additional rare trees so that there now over 300 varieties in the parkland.
In 2018 the Arboretum was visited by Owen Johnson of the Tree Register of the British Isles, who measured many of the notable specimens and found that 11 of the collection’s trees were British Champions, with no less than 33 being Gloucestershire Champions.
The collection is improved annually by the addition of new specimens, including several planted in 2010 to mark Sir Henry Elwes’ retirement as Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire.
The Friends of Gloucester Cathedral are delighted to be able to visit Colesbourne for a tour. The route through it is all on grass, so sensible shoes are advisable! The tour will last about 80 minutes, followed by a drink served in the Hospitality Suite.
Please book your tickets by clicking on the button to the right of this page. Please note this trip is initially only open to FOGC members, but will be opened to non-members if sufficient places are available.
Please note that ticket-holders will need to make their own way to Colesbourne - directions can be found here. The walking tour will last over an hour, and we advise wearing footwear suitable for walking on uneven ground.
- August 4, 2022
- Opening times
- Thursday 4 August 4.15pm
- Other 12 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LX
- Adult £10
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