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Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre is open every day of the year between 10am and 5pm, closed on Christmas Day. The arboretum may close slightly earlier in winter - please check the website for details www.batsarb.co.uk.
Batsford welcome coach and group visits and special rates are available for parties of 20 or more booked in advance. Please call 01386 701441 for more information.
Guided Tours at extra cost
March 3rd 2013. 10am to 5pm.
Spring / Autumn
Spring Flowers & Autumn Colour
Adult £7.00; Over 60s 65's £6.00; Child £3.00 Season £35 Single, £55 Double
Plant Centre, Garden and Gift Shop, Garden Terrace Caf with outdoor seating deck for al fresco dining. Cotswold Falconry Centre and Applestore shabby chic vintage shop also on site. Seasonal highlights include early flowering daffodils and snowdrops, magnolias, Japanese Cherries, Handkerchief Tree and magnificent autumn colour.
Japanese Cherries, Magnolias, Japanese Maples
Japanese Garden Cherries
Rectory Farmhouse, Stow-on-the-Wold The Old Bakery, Blockley
The Royalist, Stow-on-the-Wold Marsh Goose
Fox & Hounds, Great Wolford Horse & Groom, Bourton on the Hill
A rare and beautiful collection of trees, shrubs and wild flowers located in 55 acres of spectacular Cotswold countryside. Wander along magical meandering paths alongside streams amongst Magnolias, Candelabra, Primulas, and Japanese Cherry blossom. In autumn, the trees explode into reds, deep purples, yellows and gold set against the bottle green of the evergreen foliage. Find the Hermit's cave and Foo Dog. Relax in the Japanese Rest House with stunning views across the Evenlode Valley. Make a wish with the Buddha and then negotiate past the waterfall. Eternal peace and intimacy in wonderful surroundings.
In 1897 Algernon Bertram Freeman Mitford rebuilt Batsford House and planted trees in a style that he had seen as part of his travels as British Envoy in Japan and China. In 1916 Lord Dulverton developed the Arboretum with further plantings. In 1984 Batsford Foundation was established as a charitable trust.