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The amazing Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Arboretum, near Moreton on Marsh

Batsford Arboretum is set in 56 acres of lovely Cotswold Countryside and contains over 1500 trees with species from all over the world. SPECTACULAR SNOWDROPS, SPRING BLOSSOMS AND AUTUMN COLOURS

The amazing Batsford Arboretum is situated just a mile from the picturesque town of Moreton on the Marsh.

The Arboretum was developed by Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford from 1886, grandfather of the Mitford Sisters. He had travelled widely in Asia and brought a Chinese and Japanese influence to the garden which is still apparent today.

It is one of our favourite places to visit as it has beautiful colours throughout the year. There are great displays of snowdrops in February, followed by daffodils and then marvellous blossoms from the Cherries and Magnolias in spring.

In summer see the bamboo groves, fine bronze statues and waterside plantings.
It all comes together in Autumn with glorious Autumn tints and great colours to take your breath away.

Batsford Arboretum includes one of the largest Pulham Rock Gardens in Britain. It is 600 metres long and borders a stream which tumbles down from the top of the garden, over small waterfalls and pools into a large lake at the bottom, just amazing!

When is the best time to visit Batsford Arboretum?
Unlike some arboretums Batsford is a great place to visit all year round, with snowdrops in February/March, Spring Bulbs and blossoms April/May and Autumn Colours October/November

How much time do I need when visiting Batsford Arboretum?
It is worth allocating around 2 hours to your visit here and don't miss the Garden Terrace Cafe, Garden Shop and lovely Plant Centre.
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Batsford Arboretum Opening Times
Normally Open all year. Full disabled access in the visitor centre. About 40% access in the arboretum itself. Arboretum is dog friendly.
Adjoining garden centre, gift shop and restaurant including outdoor decking area.

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  • Telephone: 01386 701441
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  • Street: Batsford Arboretum
  • Postcode: GL56 9AD
  • City: Moreton in Marsh
  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Country: United Kingdom


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