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Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Arboretum

Batsford is home to one of the largest private tree collections in the country with something to see throughout the year.  Enjoy early colour from the snowdrops, spring-flowering bulbs, spectacular Japanese flowering cherries and stunning Davidia tree; escape the heat under the tree canopy in summer and prepare to be amazed by the outstanding autumn colour!  Wander through 60 acres of wild gardens, paths and streams’; marvel at stunning views across the Evenlode Valley and find beautiful oriental-influenced statues tucked into leafy glades. Batsford Arboretum is the perfect place to let the kids run around and let off steam or simply to enjoy a gentle stroll through the intimate and romantic tree collection.
At Batsford Arboretum you’ll find fabulous lunches, afternoon teas and cakes all home-baked and made from locally sourced produce wherever possible.  Enjoy your meal in the Garden Terrace Café where you can soak up the sun from the wooden deck and enjoy the tranquil surroundings that Batsford offers.

Browse the beautiful walled-garden plant centre at Batsford and pick up expert gardening tips – and everything you need for the garden and allotment from Batsford's knowledgeable staff.  The visitor centre is also home to the Batsford Gift Shop – full to bursting with hundreds of gift ideas you won’t find on the high street.

With events throughout the year and great rates for groups booked in advance, isn’t it time you rediscovered beautiful Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre?

You’ll find Batsford Arboretum in the heart of the North Cotswolds and open every day of the year except Christmas Day.

Batsford Arboretum - Garden Centre, Garden Terrace Café & Children's Playground
Batsford Arboretum - Garden Centre, Garden Terrace Café & Children's Playground

Batsford Arboretum - Opening times 2024

The Arboretum and Garden Centre are open from 9.30am-5.00pm Monday-Saturday and 10.00am-5.00pm on Sunday.

The main cafe is open daily from 9.30am-5pm (until 4pm during the winter months) for indoor and outdoor dining with breakfast served from 9.30am-11am, hot lunch served from 12-2.30pm as well as hot & cold drinks, cakes and snacks throughout the day.

Batsford Arboretum - Admission charges 2024

Pre-booking is advisable during the busier spring and autumn seasons.(Batsford members do not need to book).

Please click HERE to book tickets.

Batsford Arboretum - Group visits

Guided tours of the Arboretum can be arranged in advance for groups of up to 20, with tours typically lasting one hour at a cost of £60.
Batsford offers discounted rates for arboretum admission.
Groups of 20 or more, booked in advance, can enjoy discounted rates of £7.50 for adults and £3.00 for children.
Additionally, the visitor centre, including the Cafe, Garden Centre, and Gift Shop, is free to explore, making it an ideal stop for group outings.

School visits
Batsford Arboretum offers educational opportunities detailed in the Education section of their website.

Car and coach parking is provided free of charge.
Guests arriving by coach receive a meet and greet service upon calling from the end of the drive.

Batsford Arboretum - Dogs policy

Well behaved dogs are welcome throughout the arboretum and inside the main building – including the café. Please keep your dog on a short lead at all times (including inside the arboretum).

Free doggy bags are available at the arboretum entrance and dog water is available at several points around the visitor building and cafe. The streams and ponds around the arboretum are fed by a natural spring.

Batsford Arboretum - Disabled access + other facilities

The Visitor Centre at Batsford is specially designed to be accessible to everyone with the Arboretum entrance, Garden and Gift Shops and Garden Terrace Café all on one level as well as disabled toilets. Designated disabled parking is available immediately outside the main Visitor Centre.

The Arboretum is situated on a hillside and may prove a challenge to less mobile visitors and about 25% of the Arboretum is accessible by manual wheelchairs, but electrically powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters will make the paths easier to negotiate.

Two all-terrain vehicles called Trampers are available to book for a single slot only at 10.00am, 12.00pm or 2.00pm. Terms and conditions apply - visit the website for more information.

Baby-changing facilities available

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