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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.

Bluebell watch

In spring, the arboretum famously boasts a stunning carpet of bluebells. For regular updates on when they'll be at their best, please visit our Facebook page and keep up with the latest  bluebell news.

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.

Easter fun

2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Logo © Cadbury

Sun 20 and Mon 21 April, 10.30am-4pm

Follow the Cadbury Easter Trail to win a delicious Cadbury chocolate Egghead.

  • Normal admission rates, plus £2

Family farm day

2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Logo © David McClenaghan

Sun 27 April, 10.30am-4.30pm

Come and meet, stroke and feed a wide variety of cute farm animals.

  • Normal property admission applies

Get the garden app

Make the most of your visit by downloading our free, user-friendly National Trust Gardens app (for Apple devices only). Follow the interactive map to see our most notable plants and points of interest.

Follow us

You can keep up to date with all the latest news by following our Facebook page. Stay in touch, share your memories or photos and see how our seasonal displays of bluebells or autumn colour are doing.