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BATSFORD ARBORETUM

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Batsford
Moreton-in-Marsh
GL56 9AT

Off A44 between Moreton-in-Marsh & Bourton-on-the-Hill. (SatNav GL56 9AD).

56 acres

Tel
01386 701441

Visit website

Opening Hours

Daily (except 25 Dec), 9.30am–5pm (opens 10am Sun).

Admission

Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies Jan–Sep & Dec.

Facilities

  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible garden
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children’s play area
  • Children's activities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets

Features

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn colour
  • Champion trees
  • Herbaceous border
  • Japanese garden
  • National Plant Collections
  • Pond or lake
  • Sculpture
  • Water garden
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Winter garden
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by
The Batsford Foundation

Situated near the North Cotswolds market town of Moreton-in-Marsh, Batsford Arboretum is home to maybe one of the country’s largest private collections of trees and shrubs. Wander through 56 acres of wild gardens, paths and streams and marvel at beautiful views across the Evenlode Valley beyond.

Beginning in the 1880s, the arboretum also has several oriental curiosities brought from Japan by Lord Redesdale – including a large bronze Buddha and an oriental rest-house. The arboretum is mainly the work of the late Lord Dulverton, who added a large number of new plantings between 1956 and 1992. These include nearly 100 different magnolia cultivars, a comprehensive collection of Japanese cherries, some very beautiful conifers, and excellent collections of genera such as acers, Betula and Sorbus. Some are already record-breakers and all are in the prime of their life, well-grown and vigorous.

Visit Batsford at any season to find much to admire and enjoy. Take in fabulous lunches, afternoon teas and home-baked cakes from the Garden Terrace Café, where visitors can soak up the sun from the wooden deck before paying a visit to the resident Woodturner. Browse the beautiful walled-garden plant centre and pick up expert gardening tips – and everything you need for the garden and allotment – from the knowledgeable staff. The visitor centre is also home to the gift shop – full to bursting with hundreds of gift ideas not found on the high street.

Plants of special interest

  • Alliums
  • Bluebells
  • Camellias
  • Conifers
  • Cornus (for winter stems or spring bracts)
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodils
  • Ferns
  • Hellebores
  • Magnolias
  • Maple
  • Orchids
  • Primulas
  • Roses
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Wildflowers

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.