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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

  • Come for a walk this autumn - you'll never spot conkers sat on the sofa © John Millar

    Wednesday walk

    Wed 3 Dec, 2pm

    Meet at the kiosk.

  • Join us to make your own unique Christmas decoration © Arhel de Serra

    Wreath making

    Sun 7 Dec, 11am-1pm

    Booking essential. £20 per wreath.

  • Family fun in the snow © John Millar

    Winter trail

    Sat 13 Dec - Sun 4 Jan

    Hunt for Christmassy clues. 50p.

  • Fun in the snow at Hinton Ampner © national trust

    Boxing Day walk

    Fri 26 Dec, 1pm-2.30pm

    Meet at the kiosk. £2 per person.

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

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

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