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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

  •  © NTPL/NT/Arnhel de Serra

    Summer trail

    Wed 22 Jul - Sun 30 Aug

    50p per child.

  • Come and take part in a relaxing walk at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex © NTPL/Gareth Wiltshire

    Wednesday walk

    Wed 2 Sept, 2.30pm

    Meet at the kiosk. Free.

  • Come and take part in a relaxing walk at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex © NTPL/David McClenaghan

    Live Local Love Winkworth

    Sun 6 Sept, 11am-4pm

    Free community day.

  • Fungi on tree at Hatfield Forest © NTPL/Richard Daniel

    Fungi foray

    Sun 20 Sept, 10.30am

    Guided walk, booking essential.

Live Local Love Winkworth 6

Sunday 6 September, 11am-4pm

Come along to our sixth annual community day, with live music, local artists and craftspeople, fun family activities and more.

  • FREE ENTRY for all

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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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.

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