Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Thorp Perrow Arboretum

Today the weather has become very sunny again and we all went out for a family outing to Thorp Perrow Arboretum. Dogs are allowed in on leads so we were very excited to look round. But first we had to pose for a photo opportunity by one of the wooden carvings:
From left to right that's Alfie Crybbe, Kaska, Aoife, Caoimhe and me!
The arboretum is huge and there are lots of paths to explore and smells to investigate. There are pretty views:

With topiary gardens:

And bright maples:

As it is autumn here there are also fungi appearing everywhere like this collection on a tree trunk:

But also pretty autumn woodland plants like this cyclamen:

As well as the plants there were statues all through the woods - just when we were busy sniffing rabbits - whoah - there's a stone king!

And in the stream there was a carved heron:

We walked and walked and even Kaska climbed out of his stroller to have a wander. I tried to keep a look-out for likely furtling areas:

And then when we sat down for a rest I found a tasty chewing stick to share with Caoimhe:

All in all a good day out. We would be happy to visit Thorp Perrow again one day.


  1. Wow, that's a very pretty place! I like the top picture with everyone - nice poses!

  2. It looks like a lovely place to visit. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  3. Wow, sure is a great place to own dogs! Thanks for the free tour!

  4. That looks like a wonderful place to vist, Magic! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  5. What a brilliant place, it looks fantastic and lots of furtling opportunities! It looks great "fun-guys" - boom boom!! Sorry couldn't resist that ;-) (That was HER not us) Dex and Lou xxx

  6. Hi Magic, it was lovely to see you all out together, and even Kaska had a great time! Was a great place to explore, but you and your little sis sitting there sharing a stick reminds me of Zoe and me - we go that too. Last Monday night we were quiet as mice when we chewed up sticks on mum's family room rug together!! He he he!! She always worries when we are quiet because we are up to no good!! BOL!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

  7. Wow so many schnauzers! All the greenery is soooo beautiful! I would love to live where you do!