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National Memorial Arboretum, Arelwas Staffordshire May Fair

Saturday 13th May 2017

Times: 10am - 4.00pm

Free entry to fair and arboretum (Pay & Display Car Park)

 


The Arboretum is a unique haven of peace, contemplation and hope for the future and is the site of the armed forces memorial. It consists of 150 acres of wooded parkland within the National Forest in Staffordshire where visitors can both enjoy and learn about the trees and their surroundings, and reflect upon their special symbolism. Many of the memorials are placed in peaceful gardens.

Although still a 'young' arboretum, there are already in excess of 50,000 trees on the site which are rapidly growing into a unique living tribute.

The Arboretum covers 60 hectares of reclaimed gravel workings and within this area is a wide variety of natural habitats including emerging woodland, hay meadows, riverbank and marsh. Each of these has its own flora and fauna. The site benefits from a very wide range of special trees, many chosen for symbolic reasons and offering a varied study of leaves, growth, uses and origin.

The variety of habitats within the Arboretum site illustrate the biodiversity of the area. Birds and animals include several species highlighted in the Staffordshire Biodiversity Action Plan - these include the skylark, lapwing, brown hare, otter and several species of bat.

The Arboretum has a lot to offer both young and old. Come for a day out to enjoy the peace and tranquillity, the trees, the memorials, the history, the sense of national pride. Have lunch or drinks in the Arbour Restaurant; above all enjoy the experience.

Free entry to arboretum and plant fair. Large pay & display car park. The National Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR

For further information about the plant fair:

http://www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk/Venues/nma.htm

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