Having recently explored the Devil’s Punch Bowl, Abinger Roughs and Bookham Commons, last weekend was the turn of another National Trust site – Winkworth Arboretum. We last visited in Autumn (twice!) but it’s beautiful any time of year.
The wooded valley and lakes were the result of Dr Wilfrid Fox’s vision – it was his place to experiment with planting styles and tree species. He wanted to use plants to paint a picture that blended in with the beauty of the valley.
Sunday was the most glorious Spring day – sunshine, blue skies and mild weather. We were greeted with a spectacular display of daffodils when we arrived much to everyone’s delight.
This is what you see from the viewing platform – scenery so picture perfect, it’s almost like a postcard. If you’re looking for the feel good factor, just stand here for a few minutes and feel that fresh air hit your lungs.
Read more here: http://www.podcastdove.com/2014/02/20/springatwinkwortharboretum/