We find a nearby mini-arboretum

Isn’t it a treat when you discover a garden so close to home behind a house we drive past a few times a week passing through a neighbouring group of houses. We did this in mid-October when we discovered that a new National Garden Scheme, being mentioned in an NGS email.

Thus we travelled for a few minutes to find this neighbouring garden which was described as having a small but fine collection of trees. It really did turn out to be an interesting mini-arboretum.

As we walked up the front drive we started to see what a treat we were going to be in for.

We then skirted the house and entered the back garden where we were greeted by a a pond surrounded by colourful shrubs and small trees.

We always enjoy seeing gardens which show the gardeners have a sense of humour.

I will share some more of my photos of the back garden in the following gallery. Enjoy!

We had noticed a few interesting trees in the front garden as we walked up the drive so returned to have a close up look before we made our short journey home.

I shall finish by looking at a trio of one of our favourite trees, gingko biloba.

A great little arboretum right on our doorstep!

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.