The Handkerchief Tree at Batsford Arboretum

This tree at Batsford Arboretum only flowers once a year for about two weeks – last year it
flowered in June and by chance, we visited then and saw it. So this year, I’ve been keeping a look out on the Batsford Facebook page as we didn’t want to miss it.

It has flowered a bit earlier this year, they think it will be in bloom from 14 to 24 May so we popped up to have a look.

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It was a beautiful sunny day at Batsford and lovely to see that there were still some bluebells flowering:

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As well as some magnolia trees which haven’t yet lost all their beautiful flowers:

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Also good to see some beautiful buttercups, they always remind me of childhood:

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