July 25, 2018
Here at the Nottingham Arimathea Trust, we like to encourage our residents to get involved and explore more of the City of Nottingham. So, we have arranged to take them on a series of trips to various iconic locations in Nottingham, to better understand both the geography and history of the local area.
On a beautifully sunny Thursday afternoon, the English students got the chance to explore more of Nottingham when we took them on a day trip to the Nottingham Arboretum. The weather was perfect as the sun shone brightly and lit up all the colourful features of the park. The students got to enjoy a heritage trail around the park which highlighted some of the key landmarks. We visited sites such as the Circular Aviary, which still had some gorgeous little budgies to observe, as well as statues of prominent members of the community. The lodges provided a wonderful insight into the Tudor period, and the Chinese Bell Tower presented an opportunity to learn more about both the Opium and Crimean Wars.
The ladies also really enjoyed learning about Victorian promenades while promenading down the paths of the park themselves. They had a chance to learn about the Victorian lifestyle via the Arboretum Tea Rooms, as well as the design and architectural styles from the various lodges and flower gardens along the trail.
All in all, it was a very pleasurable day out for everyone involved. We look forward to seeing what the next trip entails!