Queenswood Arboretum and Country Park is a great day out with the Gruffalo trail and woodland playground for younger visitors, miles of woodland walks for longer legs and a glorious Arboretum full of pastel blossoms in spring and fiery leaves in autumn. The visitor centre and gift shop offers an array of lovely things from local artisans and there is also a popular woodland café.
Queenswood is a fragment of a vast ancient wood that once stretched to the Welsh borders and beyond. Though it was clear-felled in the First World War, the regenerated woodland now teems with wildlife.
A collection of trees from around the world was begun at Queenswood in 1953. The magnificent Arboretum now covers 47 acres and is famed for its autumn colour.
The Arboretum is glorious throughout the year with Japanese cherries, magnolias and a carpet of bluebells in spring, a summer garden of wildflowers and breath-taking autumn colours led by Japanese maples. The Arboretum also includes the impressive Redwood Grove, an avenue of 32 species of oak and a spectacular viewpoint with views from, the Malvern Hills in the East to the Black Mountains in the West.
Queenswood is managed by Herefordshire Wildlife Trust (HWT).