Created in the early 20th century by Dr Wilfrid Fox, this hillside arboretum has now been maintained by the National Trust for 60 years and has built up an internationally significant collection of more than 1,000 different species of shrubs and trees, many of them rare.
Visit any time of year for a stroll through the personal plant collection of one man, who was passionate about plants. The Collection and setting are too unique to ever disappoint.
There is always something new to see no matter what time of year. The most impressive displays are in spring, with magnolias, bluebells and azaleas in bloom, and in autumn, when the colour of the foliage is stunning.
In the summer it is an ideal place for family days out and picnics, and winter brings the opportunity for a peaceful walk among the hollies and snowdrops.
Minimum group size 15
Minimum group size 15
Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.
Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.
|Amount paid by visitor||£11.00||£10.00|
|Tax refund from Government*||£2.75||£0.00|
|Total received by the National Trust||£13.75||£10.00|
£1 tea-room voucher for those arriving by public transport (please present valid ticket at kiosk).
The Arboretum closes at dusk in winter if earlier than the advertised time. Closing times are displayed at the visitor welcome point. Car park gates are shut half an hour before closing time and are locked when the Arboretum closes. Closed 24 and 25 December