A fountain or Two

The entrance leaflet to the garden states that it is one of the oldest Arboreta in Britain and gives a brief background detail of the delights that are in store:

The Arboretum was originally planned by Earl Mountnorris around 1800, and it is thanks to his botanical knowledge, discoveries , and foresight, that the Arboretum is as it is today. Although Arley became highly renowned for its exotic and rare tropical plants by the 1840’s it is the specimen trees that have stood the test of time, now being considered to be one of the country’s finest tree collections.

Through the Garden Gate

In the Shadow of Autumn

17 Comments CherryPie on Nov 7th 2012

17 Responses to “Arley Arboretum – Italian Garden”

  1. Bernard says:

    “I remember it well.” – Now who sang those lines? Is it an Irvin Berlin number? Anyway, I had a great time the in 2010. :)
    Have you just visited or are these lovely pictures from an earlier visit?
    It was very peaceful there if I remember – until I stated playing! :o

    • CherryPie says:

      I had forgotten that you had been there… I remember it though now I have checked back.

      I have just visited, I went there on Saturday and the Autumn colours were lovely :-) It was very peaceful there :-)

  2. jamsodonnell says:

    It looks beautiful!

  3. rusty duck says:

    Yes, it does look a lovely place. Is there a house there too?

  4. Oh. That final photo is outstanding. The glorious Autumn colour in sharp contrast to the delicious textures of grey stone, with flowing water too. Gorgeous.

    • …and the grey, perhaps pollarded, trees. Strange but nice. Do you know what they are?

      • CherryPie says:

        Thanks DQ I was trying hard to capture something I saw in my minds eye. This was the third attempt and I think it captures what I saw. I am glad you like it :-)

        They are pollarded trees and I am not sure what they are you can see them in leaf in the third photo in Bernard’s post (see above) ;-)


      • Bernard says:

        Hello Don & Cherie.
        A few of these great big leaves fluttered down as I played underneath. At a first guess, I thought them Plane trees (Platanus x acerifolia) as in the London Plane. I am no expert but they certainly had a Maple shaped leaf and could be Aceraceae (Maple family). of which there are many varieties.
        I looked up these ‘big words’ in my book on trees! :)
        Cheers… and thanks for leaving me a comment on’t blog. :)

  5. Claude says:

    It’s beautiful! Thank you. And also for sharing Mr.Bernard’s summer photos.

  6. Lisl says:

    Interesting to see the different states of the foliage, Cherie

  7. Steve Hayes says:

    I love pictures of gates with beyondness hinted at.