Wordless Wednesday – Vignettes from Cambridge Botanics – 25/10/2017

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The Gleditsia triacanthos seed pods are falling

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Swamp cypress lights up the lakeside

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Back-lit Welsh poppy

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Cork oak bark detail

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‘Finger’ fruits of Broussonetia kazinoki (appropriate for Halloween)

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Acer shining in the dell

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Most of the Liquidambar leaves are now on the ground, leaving those interesting seed pods behind

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The central fountain

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10 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Vignettes from Cambridge Botanics – 25/10/2017

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Autumn in all her glory!

  2. Tina says:

    Gorgeous shots–can I come with you next time? 🙂

  3. Brian Skeys says:

    Stunning pictures,especially the lake and the fountain.

  4. A colourful selection.
    Bizarrely I was in Cambridge for three years but never did find the botanic gardens!
    Interesting seed pods on the Liquidambar. I have never seen them on mine – is it a maturity thing, as my tree is at least 20 years old now…
    All the best 🙂

    • I didn’t know this before your question, but apparently most liquidambars in the UK won’t bear fruit. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’, which is what is growing at the lake edge at the Botanics, is an exception.

  5. If I could I’d have a whole garden of yellow poppy’s🙂

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