Worcestershire’s Hidden Garden
Meander through the beauty, peace and tranquility of Bodenham……
An oasis of plantations, pools and avenues beautifully landscaped including over 3000 species of trees and shrubs from all over the world. Each season bringing a beauty of its own…
Whether you want a coffee or pot of tea, a quick snack – homemade soup or a freshly prepared sandwich, a light lunch or a carvery, Bodenham serves fabulous home produced food from 12 noon – 2pm.
Our daily hot roasts include our own Herefordshire beef, lamb and pork, plus you will always find a superb collection of delicious home made cakes and scones!
To avoid disappointment we advise booking as we get extremely busy!
The epicentre of the Arboretum lies around the big pool where many rare and ornamental trees can be seen in flower or fruit at all times of the year; their autumn colours are a special beauty.
The Grand Avenue, which is in it’s infancy, is planted with Pope’s Seat Provenance Beech to mature over the next century.
Seasoned logs for your log burner or open fireplace delivered to your door by Transit Tipper or collect by prior arrangement.
Firewood logs are also available in bulk bags or net.
All our logs are split lengthways to ensure better burning and sawn to length.
Springtime at Bodenham…
Spring never fails to delight us here at Bodenham, especially when it seems to have been a long winter! Even if the weather throws us a few surprises you can still enjoy impressive displays of spring flowering bulbs – from swathes of snowdrops, daffodils and narcissi, to the beautiful blossom of our magnolias and flowering cherries, whilst our woodland walks and plantations are lined with bluebells and foxgloves. It’s lambing and calving season on the Farm too, bringing even more new life and what better time to pop along for a visit than Easter? From late May the beautiful Laburnum Tunnel provides a spectacular display of golden flowers not to be missed, whilst the Rhododendrons compete in the colour competition together with the Azalea Garden whose sweet smell is quite intoxicating!
Enjoy a beautiful Spring walk, and finish with tea and cake or a meal in our Visitor Centre! A warm welcome awaits! Please see our Events Page for further details about ‘What’s On’ here at Bodenham.
Season Tickets & Gift Vouchers
Purchase a Season Ticket for Bodenham Arboretum and enjoy the beauty of all the seasons from just £26.50 for an Adult Pass. It represents great value for money and includes entrance to THREE other visitor attractions – Birmingham Botanical Gardens, The Living Rain Forest in Berkshire and Batsford Arboretum in Gloucestershire…you can visit them as many times as you wish within the year. For full details please see our ‘Visiting Us’ page here.
You can also purchase Bodenham Gift Vouchers from the Visitor Centre – Entrance Gift Vouchers £6.50 and General Gift Vouchers in £5 denominations which can be used on meals in our Restaurant or in the Visitor Centre Gift Shop.
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It all started in 1973 when David Binnian and his wife, Jennifer bought the land with a vision that took over 30 years to realise. It started as my hobby, just planting a few trees each winter, until it developed into what it is today. It’s now run as a family venture, with the second generation of Binnians fully involved in its planning, development and day-to-day management, and the third generation hovering in the wings. When Bodenham received conditional English Heritage status in 1995 it was realised that this was a major opportunity for the Arboretum to be enjoyed by the public and for it to remain in the family.