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Arboretum Near Me

Arboretum Near Me

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Fancy a stroll in a scenic place with beautiful trees? Life can seem busy and hectic sometimes. So make time for nature and enjoy the outdoors with a visit to an arboretum near you.

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What is an Arboretum?

An arboretum is a collection of different types of trees. Often, created as an area of a larger park, forest or gardens. It is a designated place where many species of trees are grown to be both admired and studied. So, do you want to see some amazing trees and are wondering where can I find an arboretum near me? Then, check out our list below…

Aboretums In The North

Bluebell Arboretum And Nursery

One of the finest collections of unusual trees in Derbyshire. You can follow a beautiful woodland walk and be able to see a collection of flowering dogwoods, giant redwoods, oaks, birch trees and more.

Some useful information to note is that the Arboretum is a dog-free zone, so a family pet will have to stay a home. There’s also a large car park on site suitable for coach parking.

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Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery
Annwell Ln, Smisby, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 2TA

Opening Times

Mon- Fri 9am-4pm
Weekends 10-4pm

Pricing

Free entry

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You want to buy a plant. There are a variety of plants on sale. Perfect if you want to make an addition to your own garden.
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The Yorkshire Arboretum

A 120 acre arboretum in North Yorkshire, these beautiful tree gardens are waiting for you to explore. Why not walk following one of the tree trail maps available from the visitor centre, you can choose either long or short trails depending on your energy levels.

A lovely cafe, with views of the arboretum landscape, offers seasonal refreshments. Maybe you’ll fancy a warming bowl of soup after a winter walk or buy a cold drink to cool you on a hot summer day? Whatever you need, you will receive a warm welcome at The Arboretum Cafe.

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The Yorkshire Arboretum
Castle Howard, York YO60 7BY

Opening Times

10am-4pm

Pricing

Adult £9.00
Junior (12-16) £4.50
Under 12s Free

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You are going to book a children's birthday party. Make your child's birthday extra special with an outdoor activity session, followed by a woodland picnic lunch.
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Aboretums In The Midlands

Trees at Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum is home to a tree collection of 2,500 different species from across the globe, including 5 national tree collections.  Children will be fascinated at being able to explore and discover acres of trees from around the world!

Plus, that’s not all! Westonbirt has a calendar of all year around special events!

We recommend you don’t miss the Gruffalo Sculpture walk or magical Christmas event. You can easily pre – book a ticket for your visit if you prefer and under 5s child tickets are free. That’s good to know if you visit with a little one!

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Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
Westonbirt, Tetbury GL8 8QS

Opening Times

9am-5pm

Pricing

Adult £11
Child (5-18yrs) £4

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You like the Gruffalo. The sculpture trail really brings the characters from the book alive. Lovely for young children.
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Bodenham Arboretum

Bodenham’s beautiful landscape is showcased during the different seasons. During September and October see autumn tree gold, with shades of red and mellow yellows as the leaves turn colour. Summer brings lots of wildlife including frogs and birds. See the arboretum full of greenery and blossom. On select dates during Winter a variety of annual festive events including Christmas family trails and carol singing, bring the arboretum alive during the darker months.

You can explore not only woodland, but water gardens too, the arboretum has 15 pools with ornate bridges. In addition, can you believe a working farm can be found here? Plus, with over 5 miles of woodland walking routes there’s plenty to see and do for families!

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Bodenham Arboretum
Bodenham Ln, Kidderminster DY11 5TB

Opening Times

10am-5pm

Pricing

Adult £6.50
Child £3.50

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You like to try different activities. Bodenham Arboretum has a diverse range of events throughout the year including children's trails and craft workshops.
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Arboretums In The South East

Kew Gardens Glass House and Lake

Kew Gardens

The arboretum at Kew stretches across two-thirds of the beautiful gardens. It offers a stunning leafy escape to relax, wander and discover. You will be amazed by the size of mighty oaks and when you see the giant brick-red redwood trees. They can be seen towering above, at the height of a 13-storey building! The collections of trees allow Kew to carry out vital conservation research.

Families are in for a real treat too when visiting- a special children’s garden is open for play sessions at no extra cost.

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Royal Botanic Gardens
Richmond TW9 3AQ

Opening Times

10am-7pm

Pricing

Adult standard ticket £19.50
Child (4 yrs +) £5.00
Under 4yrs Free

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You like plants. Better than any garden centre, there's a fascinating world of different plants waiting to be discovered at Kew. It is home to more diverse collections of living plants, than any botanic garden in the world!
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Harcourt Arboretum

Located just 20 minutes drive from Oxford Botanic Gardens, a day at Harcourt Arboretum is a chance to explore. Discover a typical British woodland and wildflower meadows. Seasonal delights include bluebells and rhododendrons. You’ll find walkways lined with pretty reddish-purple Japanese maple trees. A sight that is perfect for when you take that family Instagram pic! During your visit you’ll meet an abundance of wildlife grazing in the meadows including sheep, pigs and cows.
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Harcourt Arboretum (University of Oxford)
Oxford Lodge Peacock Gate OX44 9PX

Opening Times

10am-5pm

Pricing

Adult £6.30
Child Free with an adult.

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You like sweet treats. Look out for the Horseback Coffee and Co snack van which serves delicious brownies and sweet snacks made by local bakers.
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Markshall Estate

Markshall has themed landscaped gardens with an arboretum and lakes. Ideal for an outdoor family adventure. You can enjoy exploring the arboretum planted with trees and plants from Europe and America.

The estate has many events happening throughout the year and different activities to try. Capture nature around you with a photography workshop? Build a den and see British wildlife with a bat walk. Or maybe the peaceful forest has inspired you to give yoga a try? You will find all this among the trees at Markshall.

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Markshall Estate
Coggeshall, Colchester CO6 1TG

Opening Times

10am-6pm

Pricing

Adult £9
Child (3-16yrs) £4.75
Under 3s Free

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You like cool art exhibitions. Check out what's on at Markshall Estate for the details of the current artist displaying their work. There are many throughout the year.
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We hope you have found plenty of places to go and see beautiful trees and enjoy nature.

Are you looking for more places to visit outdoors? Then read on because we have some great family day out ideas!

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