Arboretums in England, Scotland and Wales

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In Britain John Claudius Loudon (1783–1843) a famous landscape gardener of the time was the force behind the establishment of Arboretums, with otheres following his example later. The arboretum at Derby was one of his most famous commissions.

Today there are many arboretums spread through the British Isles which you can visit, and we feature the best. There are also many smaller ones incorporated into gardens where tree collecting has become popular.

You can find these by using our seach facility at the top of the page.

Abbeywood Gardens in Cheshire

Abbeywood Gardens, near Northwich

Cheshire, The Rowlinson family have lived at Abbeywood since 1987, during which time they have made many improvements and additions to the gardens.

Arley Arboretum near Bewdley

Arley Arboretum, near Bewdley

Worcestershire, Arley Arboretum is one of the oldest Arboretums in Great Britain.

Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Arboretum, near Moreton on Marsh

Gloucestershire, Batsford Arboretum is set in 56 acres of lovely Cotswold Countryside and contains over 1500 trees with species from all over the world.

Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent

Bedgebury National Pinetum, near Cranbrook

Kent, Open all year, Bedgebury is the perfect place to walk, cycle, ride or play in a spectacular world of trees.

Bicton Park Garden, Devon

Bicton Park Botanical Garden, near Exeter

Devon, Bicton Park has lovely gardens set in 50 acres near the sea.

Autumn colour

Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery

Derbyshire, One of the finest collections of unusual trees and shrubs in Derbyshire

Bodenham Arboretum and Garden, Worcestershire

Bodenham Arboretum and Visitor Centre, near Kidderminster

Worcestershire, Bodenham Farm and Arboretum is set in a double valley covering 160 acres. The epicentre lies around the big pool and Visitor Centre.

Dawyck Botanic Garden - a great day out!

Dawyck Botanic Garden, near Peebles

Scottish Borders, Only 28 miles from Edinburgh, Dawyck is an historic arboretum with impressive conifers, some over 40 metres tall.

The Hillier Garden in late summerr

Hillier Gardens & Arboretum

Hampshire, The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum is lovely in every season.

Holker Hall and Garden

Holker Hall Gardens

Cumbria, The immaculately kept Gardens at Holker Hall (25 acres in all) are part woodland, part formal and essentially Victorian in character.

Howick Hall and it's beautiful garden

Howick Hall Garden, near Alnwick

Northumberland, These lovely gardens at Howick Hall are situated only 2 miles from the Northumberland coast, but the slightly milder climate has protected many of the tender plants which grow there.

A view of the gardens at Long Framlington

Longframlington Gardens, Morpeth

Northumberland, Put Longfamlington Arboretum and Garden in your diary for a lovely day out.

Marks Hall Garden and Arboretum

Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum

Essex, A tree collection from all the temperate areas of the world set in more than 200 acres of historic landscape and gardens provides interest and enjoyment throughout the year at Marks Hall Garden.

Plas Newydd Garden

Plas Newydd Garden, Anglesey

Anglesey, This garden at Plas Newydd was based on a Henry Repton design and is situated above the Menai Straits with lovely views of Snowdonia.

Rosemoor Garden

RHS Garden Rosemoor

Devon, Whatever the season, Rosemoor is a unique place that people return to time and again for ideas, inspiration or simply to enjoy a marvellous day out.

Rufford Country Park

Rufford Country Park

Nottinghamshire, The gardens at Rufford are just one of the attractions here.

Stonor Park

Stonor Park Garden

Oxfordshire, Stonor Park is the historic home of Lord and Lady Camoys and the Stonor family for over 800 years.

The Quinta Arboretum

The Lovell Quinta Arboretum

Cheshire, This 28 acre arboretum at The Quinta was created by Sir Bernard Lovell. It is now owned by the Tatton Garden Society.

Rhododendrons at East Bergholt Place Garden

The Place for Plants, East Bergholt Place Garden, near Colchester

Suffolk, The Place for Plants, East Bergholt is an impressive woodland garden.

Thorn House Garden

Thorn House and Gardens

Devon, Thorn garden covers an area of nine acres, including an area of natural woodland.

The Thorp Perrow Arboretum

Thorp Perrow Arboretum

Yorkshire, Thorp Perrow is situated at the base of the Yorkshire Dales - come and explore the 100 acres of woodland with trees from around the world, some trees dating back to Medieval times.

Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum and places to stay near Tetbury

Gloucestershire, Westonbirt Arboretum, the National Arboretum is managed by the Forestry Commission and is one of the finest arboretums in the world.

Winkworth Arboretum a National Trust Garden in Surrey

Winkworth Arboretum, a National Trust Garden in Surrey

Surrey, Winkworth Arboretum was founded by Dr Wilfrid Fox in 1937.