Thenford Gardens & Arboretum is open to visitors 19 days a year, starting in February with the Snowdrop days, right through to October. Join the highly anticipated Thenford Garden open days and enjoy:
The Walled Garden
Two acres of magnificence, where the formal setting features fruit cages, herb garden, aviary, mirror pools, domes, a cottage ornée, and a spectacular fountain.
The visual impact, the magic of the glittering sparkle, the splash and gurgle, the drama of shape and sound are indispensable.
The Water Gardens
The making of the garden: your own nature reserve, a personal therapy, every note inharmony with its background, a mirror for the things you’ve planned.
The Sculpture Garden
An outdoor sculpture gallery where the theme is ‘Modern British’ but a monumental Lenin tends to shock and surprise.
The Trough Garden
A trick of the mind inspires a unique garden where wisteria, rhododendrons, alpine perennials and rare species provide year-round interest and immense pleasure.
Spread over seventy acres, Thenford arboretum features a collection of more than three thousand different trees and shrubs and extensive herbaceous borders, an alpine trough garden, a sculpture garden, a rose garden and a rill, as well as water gardens, medieval fish ponds and lakes.
Thenford has something for every gardening enthusiast. And two or three hours can easily be lost in a leisurely walk.
“Lord and Lady Heseltine have created a garden of major importance at Thenford, one of the most impressive, varied and fascinating to have been made over the last forty years anywhere in the world.”
—Charles Quest-Ritson in Country Life, March 2019
A visit to Thenford is a must for all gardening enthusiasts.