International recognition for Winkworth as it achieves Arbnet Level 2 accreditation

Autumn trees in the meadow at Winkworth

We are delighted to announce that Winkworth has been awarded a Level 2 Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Programme for achieving particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens.

The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Programme is the only global initiative to officially recognize arboreta at various levels of development, capacity, and professionalism. Winkworth is also now recognized as an accredited arboretum in the Morton Register of Arboreta, a database of the world’s arboreta and gardens dedicated to woody plants.

" The accreditation is a good step forward for the team at Winkworth. It is recognition of their hard work and passion for a unique and beautiful arboretum. The gardeners and volunteers work hand in hand with the Visitor Experience team who make sure our visitors have a great day out but credit goes to the whole Surrey Landscapes portfolio as nothing can be achieved without all the hard work of every member of staff we are lucky to have."
- Graham Alderton, Head Gardener, Surrey Landscapes Portfolio

Founded in the early 20th Century by Dr Wilfred Fox, a local doctor with a passion for preserving the wooded hillside near his home, Winkworth is home to over 1,000 different species of trees and shrubs, a truly unique collection. He bequeathed it to the National Trust who have maintained Dr Fox’s passion for over 60 years.