Autumn colour

Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery

One of the finest collections of unusual trees and shrubs in Derbyshire

British native trees were first planted at Bluebell Arboretum to provide much needed shelter on this site. Into the wood that this created were planted hundreds of the choice, rare and unusual plants in which our adjacent nursery specialises.

Although most of the large trees are still young, many of the shrubs and smaller trees already show their full beauty of form and habit and the arboretum has become a lovely woodland walk with rare plant treasures on display to entice the real enthusiast!

There are many educational signs/posters on display which give in depth information about the unusual plants in the gardens.

The garden is lovely all year round but particularly beautiful in late spring (Magnolias), summer and autumn (stunning autumn colour).

*Please be aware that although there are many lovely trees and shrubs on display, despite our name we are NOT a Bluebell wood.


Bluebell Arboretum Opening Times - see latest information by visiting website. Guide dogs only. Restricted disabled access during/after wet or cold weather - please call our office to check.

We are an RHS Partner garden and therefore Royal Horticultural Society Members are admitted free of charge (with a valid membership card).


  • Telephone: 01530 413700
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  • Street: Annwell Lane
  • Postcode: LE65 2TA
  • City: Smisby
  • County: Derbyshire
  • Country: United Kingdom


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