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Thenford Arboretum - Open Days 2023

Thenford Arboretum and Gardens, near Banbury

Book now - An amazing Garden and Arboretum created by Lord Heseltine and his wife Anne. View details and special opening days this year!

Thenford Arboretum near Banbury has been created over the last 40 years by Lord Heseltine and his wife Anne.
The arboretum, now spread out over seventy acres, features a collection of more than three thousand different trees and shrubs, together with extensive herbaceous borders, water gardens, an alpine trough garden, a sculpture garden, a rose garden and a rill.
The medieval fish ponds, their interconnecting canal and the existing lake have been restored and two new ones have been added. An eighteenth century avenue of mature yews has been cleared of self seeded shrubs and saplings, and returned to its former grandeur.

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The Thenford gardens and arboretum are open to the public on a limited number of days through out the year. Visitors need to apply for tickets in advance as no tickets are available on the day. The gardens are also open by prior arrangement to organised groups or individuals with a special interest in dendrology, horticulture and gardens.


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  • Street: Thenford
  • Postcode: OX17 2BX
  • City: Banbury
  • County: Oxfordshire


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