Batsford Arboretum

Places to Visit


  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults






Batsford Arboretum is home to one of the largest private tree collections in the country with something to see throughout the year. Enjoy early colour from the snowdrops, daffodils and spectacular Japanese flowering cherries; escape the heat under the tree canopy in summer and prepare to be amazed by the outstanding autumn colour!

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of everyone, we have a number of strict measures in place, please click here to read our full COVID-19 visitor guidelines.

Please note, all visitors must wear face coverings when inside our main building, in-line with Government guidelines. 

We are now operating a timed ticket system for arboretum visitors - admission tickets MUST be booked in advance via our website (with the exception of Batsford members and day tickets purchased online before 1st September 2020). Please click here to book.

The booking system applies to arboretum admission only, the garden centre and cafe are free to visit, no booking required!

Our toilet facilities are open for you to use.

Unfortunately the children's play area remains closed until further notice.

Bring the whole family (including the dog) and explore 56 acres of wild gardens, paths and streams; marvel at stunning views and find the beautiful oriental-influenced statues tucked into leafy glades. Our children’s trail is a fun way to discover the Arboretum, keeping little ones interested and entertained, plus, on completion of each trail, every child gets a prize!

You’ll find delicious lunches including yummy snack boxes for children, hot drinks and home-baked cakes from the Garden Terrace Café. Enjoy your meal on the wooden deck where you can soak up the sun whilst the children burn off some energy in our play area - be sure to visit the parrots in our aviary while you’re there! The play area is free of charge to use and is suitable for children under the age of 8.

We run a number of family friendly events throughout the year, from our Easter Bunny Hunt and summer Bug Hunt, open-air theatre productions and fun sessions in our Forest School. If you love exploring in the great outdoors, you’ll love Batsford Arboretum!

Open daily (except Christmas Day)

Time: 9am - 5pm / 10am - 5pm Sundays & bank holidays

Ticket TypeCost
Children aged 4-15 (children under 4 years go free)£3.50
Families (2 adults & 2 children)£20

Open hours

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00