Batsford Arboretum is home to one of the country’s largest private tree collections. The collections at Batsford cover a wide range of plants from around the world but have an emphasis on the Far East. There are over 2,850 labelled specimens including about 1,300 different trees, shrubs and bamboo.
Enjoy early colour from snowdrops, spring-flowering bulbs and Japanese flowering cherries, escape the heat under the tree canopy in summer and prepare to be amazed by the outstanding autumn colour! You’ll find 56 acres of wild gardens, paths and streams, stunning views and beautiful orient-inspired statues.
The arboretum is managed by the Batsford Foundation, a charity set up by the 2nd Lord Dulverton in 1983 to promote education, conservation and research into gardens, arboreta and historic landscapes.
There is an impressive visitor centre at Batsford with a cafe offering a fantastic café offering home-baked lunches, cakes and afternoon teas, with the chance to soak up the sunshine from the wooden outdoor deck in good weather. There’s also a garden and gift shop and a beautiful plant centre set in the grounds of the old Victorian walled garden.
The Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre is located just a mile and a half from the historic Cotswold market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and 10 miles north-west of Chipping Norton – both with a fabulous selection of antique shops, beautiful hotels and great eateries.
The only part of Batsford you have to pay to go into is the Arboretum. Entry to the Visitor Centre – where you’ll find the Garden and Gift Shops, Café and Plant Centre – is completely free