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An unfinished masterpiece

Established in the 20th century, this hillside arboretum has now been maintained by the National Trust for 60 years and has built up a collection of more than 1,000 different shrubs and trees, many of them rare.

Visit any time of year for a delightful stroll through the personal plant collection of one man, who was passionate about shrubs and trees. The Collection and setting are too unique to ever disappoint.

The most impressive displays are in spring, with magnolias, bluebells and azaleas, and autumn, when the colour of the foliage is stunning.

In the summer it is an ideal place for family days out and picnics.

Coming up

  • Walks and trails © Linda Doran

    Wednesday walk

    Wed 4 March,  2pm

    Meet at the kiosk.

  • Walks and trails © NTPL

    Mother's Day

    Sun 15 March

    Mums visit for free.

  • Find out what role there is for you © James Day

    Volunteer with us

    Tues 17 Mar, 10.30am

    Come and join the team.

  • 2015 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail logo © Cadbury

    Easter egg trail

    Sun 5 and Mon 6 Apr

    Win a Cadbury Egghead, £3 per trail.

Winkworth through the seasons

Whatever the season, our award-winning collection of trees and shrubs provides a constantly changing display of stunning colour.

We've put together this video to give you an idea of the fantastic views you can experience here around the arboretum.

Things to see and do

Get the garden app

Make the most of your visit by downloading our free National Trust Gardens app (for Apple devices only).

Use the interactive map to find our notable plants and points of interest.

Wild Winkworth blog

Want to make the most of your next trip?

Read our gardener Matt's blog for regular updates on all the latest wildlife and things to look out for when you visit the National Trust's only arboretum.

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