Autumn reveals a wealth of hidden treasures

IN PICTURES: Golden autumn at the Yorkshire Arboretum near Castle Howard

If you felt the change in the air recently, then you know that autumn has well and truly arrived, and it brings with it nature’s spectacular display of colour at the Yorkshire Arboretum. While 2020 has changed and even halted a great many things, the change of seasons continues. More than ever the restorative benefits of green open spaces and trees have been appreciated more than ever this year, and the arboretum is a perfect place to experience outstanding seasonal natural beauty safely.

Friday, 2nd October 2020, 3:33 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd October 2020, 3:36 pm

The trees at the 120-acre site near Castle Howard are already beginning to turn with vibrant reds, golds and yellows that will only intensify over the coming weeks. The ‘October Glory’ red maple is beginning to live up to its name and superb crops of berries are appearing in pink, orange and white. Yorkshire Arboretum Director, John Grimshaw, said “The beginning of October sees the definite change of season from summer to autumn, with green leaves fading and autumnal tints beginning to appear by the end of September; they’ll hot-up as October progresses. Judging by the first splashes of oranges, reds and golds we look forward to an autumn of spectacular colour for visitors to enjoy over the coming weeks.”

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