September in the arboretum is on target to be a feast for all the senses thanks to the mild spring.
The absence of late frosts means there’s a glut of gorgeous haws hips and berries – particularly on our wonderful collection of Sorbus.
One of the highlights of this time of year is the Katsura tree – Cercidiphyllum japonicum. As well as providing lovely late summer tree colour, it also exudes a wonderfully mouth-watering popcorn, burnt-sugar smell.
You’ve probably noticed the hedgerows laden with berries this year and that’s being echoed in the arboretum – perfect for a stroll to see the build up to our spectacular autumn colour.