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Notice: Due to the clocks going back, from Sunday 26 October onwards last entry to the arboretum will be 4.30pm, closing at 5pm. Tea-room closes at 4.30pm. Thank you for your understanding.
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.
In autumn the Arboretum is arguably at its most spectacular. Dr. Wilfrid Fox planted with trees to "paint a picture", creating an explosion of vibrant colour displays.
To help you plan when to visit and enjoy the best of the displays, we'll be posting regular autumn colour updates on Facebook throughout the season. Just follow our page to stay up to date.
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.