Batsford Arboretum & Garden Centre
Batsford Arboretum is home to a unique collection of some of the world’s most beautiful and rare trees, shrubs and bamboos. It was started in the late 1800’s by Lord Redesdale – grandfather to the infamous Mitford sisters, who dedicated his life to creating a wild garden.
His passion was shared by the 2nd Lord Dulverton who continued his work after inheriting the estate in 1956. Since his death in 1992, the arboretum has been looked after by a charitable trust, the Batsford Foundation.
Today the beauty of Batsford lies in its intimacy and informality. At just 56 acres it’s perfect for a couple of hours stroll, taking in the discretely labelled and comprehensive plant collections. There’s interest all year round, from the early flowering bulbs, Handkerchief Tree and Japanese Cherry blossom in spring, to the natural fireworks display of colour created by our large Japanese maple collection in autumn. Whatever time of year you visit you’ll find surprises around every corner, waterfalls and pools, breath-taking views across the Evenlode Valley and beautiful Orient-inspired statuary. And with gifts, a garden shop, plant centre and café housed in our newly-extended visitor centre, Batsford has something for everyone – all year round.
Image: Batsford snowdrops - Barry Roberts
Opening Times: Open every day except Christmas Day, 9.30am-5.00pm (10.00am-5.00pm on Sundays).
Admission Rates: Entry including 10% gift aid donation; Adults £9.95, Concessions (over 66, a carer accompanying a visitor with disabilities & Students) £8.95, Children (aged 4-16) £3.50, Family £25.00.
Prices without donation; Adults £9.00, Concessions £8.10, Children £3.15, Family £22.50.
Groups Rates: £7.50 for adults, £3.00 for children. Minimum group size 20.
Facilities: 56 acre arboretum, Garden Shop and Plant Centre, Gift Shop, Garden Terrace cafe, Cotswold Falconry Centre and Cotswold Archery. Dogs are welcome in the arboretum and visitor centre on a short lead.
Disabled Access: Partial access to the arboretum. Disabled toilets and parking.
‘Trampers’ (electric scooters) are also available. Please call us for more information and to pre-book.
Tours/Events: We are happy to arrange tours for groups. Please contact us for more information.
Please see our website for event details.
Coach Parking: Free coach parking is available and all coaches will be met when possible.
Length of Visit: 2-3 Hours.
Booking Contact: Helen Powell.
Batsford Arboretum, Batsford, Moreton in Marsh, Glos GL56 9AT.
Telephone: 01386 701441.
Location: 1 mile west of Moreton in Marsh on A44 road. (Satnav postcode GL56 9AT).
Updated: March 2023