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‘Leaf peepers’ spotted at Tatton
4:00pm Monday 29th October 2012 in News
AN American craze which celebrates autumn has made its way to Knutsford.
Tatton Park’s team have spotted ‘leaf peepers’, a term used in the USA for people who travel to view and photograph autumn foliage.
The estate’s gardens and parkland are home to trees and shrubs from every corner of the globe, from the red oaks of North America to the maples of Japan.
More than 40 species can be spotted in the parkland, while the season’s star attraction is Tatton’s Japanese garden.
In Japan ‘Momijigari’ or red leaf hunting has been practised for centuries.
Head gardener Simon Tetlow said: “Autumn is such an under-appreciated season.
“At a time of the year when, in the UK, our diet changes, our clothes change and dare I say, our moods change, we should embrace this season.
“Autumn gives plenty of reasons to be cheerful, not least the warm and strong colours.”