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…

‘Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.’ Pietro Aretino

Restaurant

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!

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Arboretum


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.

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Firewood Logs

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.

Order your logs here

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Wintertime at Bodenham…

During wintertime the Arboretum is transformed into a winter wonderland with ice, frost and snow adding a magical touch to the many trees, plants and views and in January and February snowdrops and wild cyclamen are the first of the flowers to be seen.

Enjoy a winter walk, and finish with a warm drink or 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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Everyone might be back to school soon but the Fairy Trail will continue to run until March 25th so you still have plenty of time to explore! Don't forget we are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.... ... See MoreSee Less

Everyone might be back to school soon but the Fairy Trail will continue to run until March 25th so you still have plenty of time to explore! Dont forget we are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays....

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Meanwhile, on the farm the second of our calves was born not too long ago, welcomed by some of our visitors! Were you lucky enough to be there? ... See MoreSee Less

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Saw the first born with Mum before our tramp through the woods and upper fields on this beautiful day 😍🌞💙🐩🐾🐾

Shame we missed the second but so pleased to see the first this morning only hours old 😍😍

is it normal practise to intervene in the birth or was there a problem?

We were there! A real privilege.

Lisa Cutwood Did u see this??

Rosemary Hall... We missed it 🙈

Russell Dickson I might take the kids here next week x

Wondereful

Amazing 😊

Did you see this Kate Fernandez?

Louise Cooke Fiona Bowen, aww we missed it!

Sam Whelan Scott Grinnell Sean Bowkett

Lisa Eksteen!!!

June Passey

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4 hours ago

Bodenham Arboretum

Treat mom with a photo shoot at Bodenham!Why not give Mum the ultimate gift of memories this Mothers Day. Lavender Lily Photography have teamed up with Bodenham Arboretum to create beautiful memories to cherish forever. Enjoy a Forty Five Minute session in the beautiful woodland walks and around the peaceful enchanting lake. Choose from five professionally edited images via Hi-resolution download. " The best thing about memories is making them"

Sessions are limited, to enquire or book email info@lavenderlilyphotography.co.uk
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Treat mom with a photo shoot at Bodenham!

If you're visiting Bodenham this weekend explore more than just the Fairy Houses….there are over 5 miles of pathways that will take you through a patchwork of woodland, pools, plantations, dells and glades which provide habitats for flora, fauna, insect life and numerous species of resident and migrating birds.
There are farm animals to see too, including Joe our new baby donkey. Plus there are many excellent vistas in addition to a huge variety of trees and shrubs both common and rare.
We have picnic benches dotted around the Arboretum too so you can even bring a picnic! So put on your walking boots and come and explore!
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If youre visiting Bodenham this weekend explore more than just the Fairy Houses….there are over 5 miles of pathways that will take you through a patchwork of woodland, pools, plantations, dells and glades which provide habitats for flora, fauna, insect life and numerous species of resident and migrating birds.
There are farm animals to see too, including Joe our new baby donkey. Plus there are many excellent vistas in addition to a huge variety of trees and shrubs both common and rare.
We have picnic benches dotted around the Arboretum too so you can even bring a picnic! So put on your walking boots and come and explore!

 

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We're coming today, can't wait!

We had a lovely walk today. Beautiful thank you

Rebecca Gosling I wanna take the kids here next school holiday if you fancy it! X

Myke Seabright I want to go here

The baby donkey is the best xxx

Great place to visit

Darren Turford tomorrow?

Neil 'Nelly' Jones Joan Harborne

Kelly Bicknell

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3 days ago

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Whilst we've had the Fairy Trail on here at Bodenham, we have also had some rather wonderful 'Wilderness Explorers' in the woodland too. You may have seen them if you were out exploring our woodland....run by The World Outside forest school here within the Arboretum. The Wilderness Explorers runs during the school holidays enabling children to enjoy the great outdoors and learn some bush craft! The next sessions will be running during the Easter holidays - see 'What's On' at www.theworldoutside.co.uk . Early booking recommended! ... See MoreSee Less

Whilst weve had the Fairy Trail on here at Bodenham, we have also had some rather wonderful Wilderness Explorers in the woodland too. You may have seen them if you were out exploring our woodland....run by The World Outside forest school here within the Arboretum. The Wilderness Explorers runs during the school holidays enabling children to enjoy the great outdoors and learn some bush craft! The next sessions will be running during the Easter holidays - see Whats On at www.theworldoutside.co.uk . Early booking recommended!

 

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We did this today with my 5 year old and loved it, especially making toast on the fire and drinking hot chocolate x

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If you're visiting Bodenham this Half Term explore more than just the Fairy Houses….there are over 5 miles of pathways that will take you through a patchwork of woodland, pools, plantations, dells and glades which provide habitats for flora, fauna, insect life and numerous species of resident and migrating birds.
There are farm animals to see too, including Joe our new baby donkey. Plus there are many excellent vistas in addition to a huge variety of trees and shrubs both common and rare.
We have picnic benches dotted around the Arboretum too so you can even bring a picnic! So put on your walking boots and come and explore!
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If youre visiting Bodenham this Half Term explore more than just the Fairy Houses….there are over 5 miles of pathways that will take you through a patchwork of woodland, pools, plantations, dells and glades which provide habitats for flora, fauna, insect life and numerous species of resident and migrating birds.
There are farm animals to see too, including Joe our new baby donkey. Plus there are many excellent vistas in addition to a huge variety of trees and shrubs both common and rare.
We have picnic benches dotted around the Arboretum too so you can even bring a picnic! So put on your walking boots and come and explore!

 

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Wrap up warm it's going to be bitterly cold tomorrow.Have fun lots of photos please .🐄🐎🐏🐸🐔🌲❄🌳🍀💕💕

We went today with my 5 year old and had a great time. Definitely wrap up warm! X

Went yesterday. With the Grandchildren. We all enjoyed it.

Waz Wales Teece are you sure you don't want to come xx

Richard Archer fancy this tomorrow? x

Lucy Stephens 🤔 maybe for Easter hols

Coming today can’t wait,

Ted Page it's the fairy trail tomorrow x

Natasha Shaw do ya wna go here

Looks lovely Lisa Dicken. See you there soon🤗x

Sam Whelan Scott Grinnell Sean Bowkett

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6 days ago

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The Fairy Trail is running for 5 weeks so if you can't make half term there's still plenty of time to visit! Don't forget we are closed Mondays and Tuesdays! ... See MoreSee Less

The Fairy Trail is running for 5 weeks so if you cant make half term theres still plenty of time to visit! Dont forget we are closed Mondays and Tuesdays!

 

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Sue Tindall - we could still do tomorrow - doesn't open until 11am 🙂 could meet there for lunch?

Liz Stant Hayley Davies how about this on Saturday? Xx

Plenty of time thankfully Susan Hunt.

Dawn Banks Was thinking of this x

Amy Harper opens at 11am. No rush xx

Nicole Hudson - have you been yet? Do you fancy doing this one weekend when you’re free? xxx

Think the kids would be up for this Sarah Zoé Nicklin ? xx

Paul Towle!!!! 🙂

Liz Bullock we cant go its closed!! Grrr

Carly Michelle

Sue Wilcox x

Jodie Dipaola

James Calcutt

Sam Ross

Leah Carrington

Hannah

Nick Kirkland 😍

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6 days ago

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Sandra, who runs the wonderful Forest School here in the grounds of Bodenham, is working tirelessly to raise funds for the children's charity Barnardos. Her latest venture...a fantastic full symphonic wind band concert and it promises to be a great night....see below for full details.Putting the 'fun' into fundraising for Barnardos - that's Sandra! You may already know that this charity is very special to Sandra our wonderful Forest School Leader's heart and now she's organised a wonderful full symphonic wind band concert in aid of it! Wow! Sandra plays the trombone in the Bromyard Wind Band, together with husband Marcus who plays the clarinet, her eldest son Joe plays the cornet and Sandra’s father Bob plays the tuba too! Their rep includes pieces from Les Miserables, The Lion King and Jersey Boys so you're in for a great night! The Bromyard Wind Band concert takes place on Friday 23rd March, 7.45pm at Trinity Methodist Church, Kidderminster. And we would love to see you!

Tickets are £6.50 for adults, £3.50 for under 16s and are available from: -
www.ticketsource.co.uk/Barnardo or from John Beard, Tools and Ironmongery in Kidderminster.

Denise.
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Sandra, who runs the wonderful Forest School here in the grounds of Bodenham, is working tirelessly to raise funds for the childrens charity Barnardos. Her latest venture...a fantastic full symphonic wind band concert and it promises to be a great night....see below for full details.

1 week ago

Bodenham Arboretum

Wow! We have been overwhelmed today with visitors for the Fairy Trail! Don't forget however that the trail is running for 5 weeks...they've set up camp here at Bodenham until Sunday 25th March.... ... See MoreSee Less

Wow! We have been overwhelmed today with visitors for the Fairy Trail! Dont forget however that the trail is running for 5 weeks...theyve set up camp here at Bodenham until Sunday 25th March....

 

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We came this afternoon. Amazing little fairy houses and such a wonderful place to walk round... we will be back for sure x

Forgot this was on and came to walk the dog as usual! So busy! I'm afraid we turned around and left 🤣 Hope everyone had a wonderful time though, pleased it brought new folk to you.

Are dogs on leads allowed on the fairy trail ? X

We came here today and had a lovely time. The fairy houses are wonderful and the walk around the lake and the farm was the right length for my youngest daughter (aged 19 months). However my older two daughters (aged 6 and 7) were a little disappointed as the route says to look out for Toad on his boat and listen for snoring at Hoglet end, bless them they looked forever for toad and listened so hard for snoring but went away deflated so they lost interest along the way especially as there are were no fairies either.

Nicole Bailey Ross it’s closed 🙈 x

Jen Gittins this is where we're going

Gemma Rea x

Leah Jacques - an outing perhaps? We love it there x

Mandy Louise Wood we should go with the kids xx

Hayley Davies reckon the kids would like this! Xx

Lovely place to take Evey xx

Simon Dodd Emilja would love this!

Celine Hynes Friday?

Steven Waldron Freya would love this xxxx

Shelly Rogers xx

Lakami

Graham Strong

Jo Carlton 😊

Jim Pearson Megan would like this x

Sandra Ball

Mike Rouse

Kelle Marie Walters

Eleanor Elizabeth

Dawn Quinn

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1 week ago

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The Fairy Trail has opened today! We hope you'll come and explore. We're open Wed through to Sunday (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) from 11am - 5.00pm. Admission £6.50 Adults, £3.50 children (aged 5-16) - under 5s are free of charge. Booking not required - simply pay when you arrive. Dogs are welcome on a lead. Home produced hot and cold food available in the Restaurant. We recommend booking for carveries - 01562 852444. ... See MoreSee Less

The Fairy Trail has opened today! We hope youll come and explore. Were open Wed through to Sunday (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) from 11am - 5.00pm. Admission £6.50 Adults, £3.50 children (aged 5-16) - under 5s are free of charge. Booking not required - simply pay when you arrive. Dogs are welcome on a lead. Home produced hot and cold food available in the Restaurant. We recommend booking for carveries - 01562 852444.

 

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Is the trail pram friendly?

How long is the fairy thing on for?? Thanks

Adam Priestley, Peter Priestley - all of us could go here one of the weekend, I mean also Jack is allowed in the arboretum 😉😊 What do you think?

Closed on Tues 😫 Jodey Lea Priestnall x

Amy Skelly can we take freya 😍🤗 xx

Tony - a walk with the boys next weekend? 😘😘

If it’s nice we could take Mischa round this next week? If you’re freeSarah Bennetttt

Kevin-Jodie Hannah fancy this ? Xx

Katie Horrocks when your back.x

Sarah Heynes kimberly Kimberley Perry fancy this Monday' x

I know sin this the kids wit love it. But how cud we get there? Xxx

Bianca Fowler idea for a day out? Xx

Becky Redding fancy this tomorrow and then back to mine?

Wendy Drohan does your granddaughter still like fairies? X

Tracey Dent for the Littlen? ❤

Lisa Dicken this looks gorgeous, can’t wait🧚🏻‍♀️🤗xx

Linda Lattimer something to do with the kids?

Claire Wasley 😊 xxx

Emma Bluck xxx

Sammy Field x

Damen Lewis tomorrow? Xx

Dave Curson next sunday??

Sarah Millward x

Debbie King

Jackie Atkins

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Our History

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.
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