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What's looking good

Our Window on Westonbirt Volunteers have explored the Arboretum this week to inform our visitors of the following not to be missed seasonal highlights.

Oregon grape

Oregon grape

This sweetly-scented clone was selected by Sir Eric Savill (who designed our own Savill Glade) and Mr Hope Findlay at Windsor’s Savill garden in about 1950. Its striking clusters of yellow flowers are a welcome sight on Main Drive through late autumn and winter. The name Oregon grape is misleading as one parent came from Japan the other from China.

Map grid ref: 20D

Swamp cypress

As a deciduous conifer the beautiful Swamp cypress more than holds its own with autumn colour as it turns glorious tones of green, gold, orange and red.

Map grid ref: 11P

Swamp cypress
Sweet gum

Sweet gum

The Sweet gum is in striking autumn mode at the moment, running through a range of tints from green to gold to red.

Map grid ref: 11J, 22C