The Batsford Arboretum is situated right next to one of our other Top 100 Attractions the Cotswold Falconry Centre, which really lends itself well to it's surroundings. I have visited a number of Arboretums but this one really does stick out in my mind which is another one of the many reasons why the arboretum is one of our Top 100 Attractions. I mention the falconry centre because if you visit both, you are looking at a full day out. That's even before I tell you about the great cafe style restaurant that is situated within the garden centre here at Batsford Arboretum. With so much too see and experience here, it is truly a gardeners heaven, but you don't have to be a green fingered enthusiast to appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes into making this place a Top 100 Attraction. You will not be disappointed!
Batsford is home to one of the finest botanical collections in the country and is run by the charitable trust, The Batsford Foundation.
The Arboretum is planted on a south facing slope which means visitors get to see our magnificent tree and plant collections from an unusual angle, as well as the stunning views of the Evenlode Valley beyond.
At 56 acres in size, Batsford is an intimate and romantic place to visit, with interest all year round from the first snowdrops of spring, right through to the outstanding autumn colour in October and November.
Batsford is also home to a beautiful new wooden visitor centre where you'll find the Garden Terrace Café, Gift and Garden Shop and the Plant Centre within the walls of the Victorian kitchen garden.