Sitting on the banks of the River Severn Arley Arboretum and Gardens is a little Gem.  
 
One of the oldest Arboretums in the Country it was opened to the public in 2002. Conceived by George Annesley (Earl Mountnorris) around 1800 using his botanical knowledge and species collected on his travels to India and other parts of the world. By the mid 20th Century the estate was in a state of neglect, but thanks to a Midland Industrialist Roger Turner the Arboretum and surrounding buildings on the Estate were saved and bought back to life. On his death in 1999 the estate was left to a Charitable Trust that he had founded some years earlier. 
 
Today you can visit the Arboretum which contains some very special Species including Acers . Couple this with stunning gardens including an Italian Garden, Magnolia Garden, Laburnum Arch, Rhododendrons and Azaleas, Borders and Planters. For more details click here 
 
This is a paradise for Garden Lovers or people who like walking with routes through the Arboretum or down to the Riverside. For those who want a more leisurely afternoon there is a licensed Garden tearoom within the Arboretum 
 
The area is generally accessible however some of the woodland paths may be slippery in wet weather. The site is slightly hilly outside of the Garden area. 
 
Price £24.00 includes admission 
 
Depart from outside City Centre (Dudley Street) at 09:40, Edgbaston (Church Road) at 09:50, Harborne (Lordswood Road) at 10:05, Selly Oak (Oak Tree Lane) at 10:15, Bournville Green (opposite Ruskin Hall) at 10:20 and Kings Norton Railway Station (opposite side of road) 10:30 
 
 
 
To book this trip please phone 0121 459 7524 or use the contact form and we will get back to you. 
 
 
 
"Enjoyed my visit with Caltours to Butlers Yard today !" 
 
DB - New Forest part of a Short Break (via Facebook) 5th August 2017 
 
 
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