Luxury hotel news - England, Wales & Scotland
31 October 2011
Autumn of two halves seen at hotels near Westonbirt Arboretum
Many guests of hotels near Westonbirt Arboretum have visited the attraction in search of autumn colour this year, and it has not disappointed.
Experts have observed an autumn of two halves, with the unusually dry spring bringing about an early change in colour for many of the trees.
However, the warm start to October meant that some trees have stayed greener for longer than usual.
Simon Toomer, Westonbirt Arboretum director, commented: "What began as an early show of autumn colour at the end of August, slowed during September and the start of October when the warmer weather re-appeared."
He emphasised that the recent colder nights have meant that the colours are now back to normal, which may encourage more people staying at country house hotels in the Cotswolds to visit.
It was recently announced that the seasonal trail at Westonbirt would feature haiku-style poems this year selected from entries made by the public.
Luxury Hotels in the Cotswolds from Classic British Hotels
Hotels in this region
- Cotswolds (Stow-on-the-Wold)
- Fosse Manor Hotel
- Cotswolds (Gloucester)
- Hatherley Manor Hotel