Bluebell Arboretum & Nursery

Annwell Lane Smisby Ashby de la Zouch LE65 2TA

400 yards south of Smisby Church. Follow brown tourist signs to arboretum.

About the garden

Owned by
Mr & Mrs Robert Vernon

Bluebell Arboretum & Nursery has been a stalwart supporter of RHS shows for some years now and has won many medals for its displays of rare trees and shrubs. The beautiful 9-acre woodland garden has a large collection of rare trees and shrubs with interest throughout the year. Spring flowers with many Magnolia & Prunus, cool leafy areas in summer and sensational autumn colour in October and November. Many educational posters are on display describing the more obscure plants. Please bring wellingtons or boots in wet weather. Adjacent specialist tree and shrub nursery with a huge selection of rare plants. The website allows on-line ordering: the nursery sells many more plants than those listed in its excellent catalogue.

Admission

Adults £3; Children free. RHS members free (Member 1 only) except NGS days.

Facilities

  • Free access for RHS members
  • Parking
  • Group bookings welcome
  • Plants for sale

Map

Opening times

9 am - 5 pm (4 pm from Nov to Feb); Mon - Sat; all year. 10.30 am - 4 pm; Suns; Mar to Oct (closed on Suns from Nov to Feb). Closed on Easter Sun and from 24 Dec to 2 Jan.

Contact

01530 413700

http://www.bluebellnursery.com

Features

  • Arboretum
  • Pond / lake
  • Plantsman’s garden

Plants of special interest

  • Conifers