Thenford Arboretum and Gardens, near Banbury
Home to a collection of over 5000 trees and shrubs created by Lord Heseltine and his wife Anne
Thenford Arboretum near Banbury has been created over the last 40 years by Lord Heseltine and his wife Anne.
The arboretum, now spread out over seventy acres, features a collection of more than three thousand different trees and shrubs, together with extensive herbaceous borders, water gardens, an alpine trough garden, a sculpture garden, a rose garden and a rill.
The medieval fish ponds, their interconnecting canal and the existing lake have been restored and two new ones have been added. An eighteenth century avenue of mature yews has been cleared of self seeded shrubs and saplings, and returned to its former grandeur.
2020 Garden Openings - The Thenford gardens and arboretum are open to the public on a limited number of days through out the year. Visitors need to apply for tickets in advance as no tickets are available on the day. The gardens are also open by prior arrangement to organised groups or individuals with a special interest in dendrology, horticulture and gardens.
Visit website to book tickets for 'Snowdrops Open Days'
- Street: Thenford
- Postcode: OX17 2BX
- City: Banbury
- County: Oxfordshire
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