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We visited Batsford Arboretum a week ago. It is a charming arboretum with something interesting in every month.  There is also now a very nice tearoom and shop. The cherry blossom was looking spectacular. There are so  many species but I think my favourite is Prunus incisa, the Fuji Cherry. The blossom looks very delicate and in the pink varieties there are a number of shades (I suppose dark buds and lighter open flowers) on the tree at one time. The blossom seems to last quite a while as an extra bonus and there is good autumn leaf colour too. This is a rather newly planted cultivar.

Prunus incisa ‘Mikinori’ at Batsford Arboretum

Pear blossom can be stunning. Here is Pyrus nivalis.

Pyrus nivalis at Batsford Arboretum

This is the charming Cornus ‘Ascona’. It looks a bit like something a child would draw.

Cornus 'Ascona'

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