Batsford Arboretum & Garden Centre
Batsford is home to one of the largest private tree collections in the country with something to see throughout the year. Enjoy early colour from the snowdrops, spring-flowering bulbs, spectacular Japanese flowering cherries and stunning Davidia tree; escape the heat under the tree canopy in summer and prepare to be amazed by the outstanding autumn colour! Wander through 56 acres of wild gardens, paths and streams; marvel at stunning views across the Evenlode Valley and find our beautiful oriental-influenced statues tucked into leafy glades.
You’ll find fabulous lunches, afternoon teas and cakes all home-baked and made from locally sourced produce wherever possible. Enjoy your meal in the Garden Terrace Café where you can soak up the sun from the wooden deck before treating yourself to some retail therapy in the Applestore – an Aladdin’s Cave of shabby chic furniture and vintage finds.
Browse the beautiful walled-garden plant centre and pick up expert gardening tips – and everything you need for the garden and allotment from our knowledgeable staff. The visitor centre is also home to the Gift Shop – full to bursting with hundreds of gift ideas you won’t find on the high street.
Getting to Batsford by car
Travelling via the M40 from the North
Leave at Junction 15. Follow the A429 to Moreton-in-Marsh. Turn right at the 2nd mini roundabout onto the A44 signposted Evesham. You’ll find us on the right hand side after about 1.5 miles.
Travelling via the M40 from the South
Leave at Junction 8 and follow the A40 round Oxford then join the A44 to Moreton-in-Marsh. Follow the A44 through Moreton towards Evesham. You’ll find us on the right hand side after about 1.5 miles.
Travelling via the M5 from the North
Leave at junction 6 and follow the A44 towards Evesham. You’ll find us on the right hand side after about 1.5 miles.
Travelling via the M5 from the South
Leave at junction 9 and follow the A46 signposted Evesham. Take the A44 signposted Oxford. Continue on the A44 for around 12 miles to Bourton on the Hill. Go through the village and at the bottom of the hill you’ll find us on the left hand side.
Parking at Batsford Arboretum is free.
Admission prices are for the arboretum only. Admission to the visitor centre housing the plant and garden centre, gift shop, café and toilets is free.
2015 admission rates: Adults £7.95*, Concessions £6.95*, Children (4 – 16) £3.50* and family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) £19.95*
*The ticket prices include a 10% voluntary donation in support of The Batsford Foundation’s conservation work.
Group rates are all above less 10%.
The Arboretum and Visitor Centre (including the plant centre and garden shop, café and gift shop) are open every day of the year except Christmas Day from 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am-5pm Sundays.
Enjoy a year round programme of special events Events
Events are held throughout the year and more information can be found at www.batsarb.co.uk/news-events
There’s full disabled access to the Visitor Centre at Batsford where you’ll find the toilets, café, gift and garden shops with gentle slopes to the plant centre. The arboretum is planted on a slope which may make it a challenge to wheelchair users but all-terrain vehicles called Trampers are available for member of the South West Countryside Mobility Scheme to use. Visit the website for more information.
Disabled toilets are available in the visitor centre and there’s disabled parking immediately outside the visitor centre.
Dogs are welcome at Batsford, both in the arboretum and the visitor centre. Please keep them on a short lead.