Batsford Arboretum Cirencester
Batsford Park
Gloucestershire GL56 9AB
 
 
 
This is a wonderful private collection of rare trees, shrubs, Japanese cherries, maples and bamboos, and wild flowers set in 55 acres (22.3 hectares) of beautiful Cotswold country. 
 
Batsford Arboretum is only 1¼ miles (2 km) North West from the village of Moreton-in-Marsh and is acclaimed as one of the jewels of the Cotswolds.
 
The Arboretum is at its best during spring, summer and autumn.  In springtime visitors will see the bare trees and shrubs wearing new soft green foliage with wildflowers carpeting the ground beneath.  Flowering trees come into bloom and fruits set ready for summer.  In autumn the arboretum is a blaze of red and gold as the leaves get ready to fall in winter.
 
The Batsford collection covers a wide range of plants from around the world but with an emphasis on the Orient. They advise that there are over 3,050 labelled species including 1,600 different trees, shrubs and bamboos.
 
The Arboretum is currently expanding its visitor facilities and expanding its events particularly designed for children.  A visit to the Cotswold Falconry Centre can be combined with a visit to the Arboretum making for a different day out.  During the Season Batsford offers combined Arboretum/Falconry tickets at a reduced price.
 
Plan Your Visit
Accommodation - Search & Book through Tripadvisor.com here:
 
Opening Times
Closed on Wednesdays during December and January and 25 December, otherwise open every day.
Hours: 10:00 – 18:00.  Last entry 16:45
 
Admission Costs
For up to date information  Web:  Visitor Information
 
Disabled Access
Disabled parking spaces close to arboretum entrance
Level tarmac paths for wheelchair users but gravel paths to the leake and very steep access up hill.  Because of this there is no charge for wheelchair users. There are toilets for disabled visitors at Visitor Centre
 
Facilities
Picnic tables near car park; Garden Centre and Tearoom.
The Apple Store Tearoom is open from 10:00 to 16:00 on weekdays, closes an hour earlier on weekends.
Tearoom closed from mid November to mid February.
 
Contact & Further Information
Telephone   + 44 (0)1386 701 441
 
Getting There
- By Car
The Arboretum is located just outside the small village of Batsford, just north of Moreton-in-Marsh.
 
From London take the M40 to Oxford. Then join the A44 to Chipping Norton and then continue to Moreton-in-Marsh. At Moreton-in-Marsh follow the A429 north about ½ mile to the Batsford exit on the left – Batsford is about ¾ mile (1.2kms). Then follow signs to the Arboretum.
 
There is free parking adjacent to the Arboretum entrance. For Sat Nav systes, use postcode:    GL56 9AB
 
For alternative route directions go to Web:  Batsford Arboretum 'Getting There'
 
- By Rail from London: The London (Paddington Station) to Hereford train stops at Moreton-in-Marsh railway station. The service is usually hourly with a journey time of about 1½ hours. For enquiries, visit  Web:  National Rail Enquiries
 
- Local taxi from Moreton-in-Marsh:  As the Arboretum is only a short journey from the train station, a taxi ride may be quite suitable. Some of the Local Taxi’s (listed for your information only) are:
 
- Town & Country Taxi’s  Tel: +44 (0)7968 763 379
- Cotswold Taxis             Tel: +44 (0)7710 117 471
 
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