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…

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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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Summertime at Bodenham…

The sound of Cuckoo, the diving of the Swallows and the Swifts….such events often herald the arrival of summer. Nature is both beautiful and fruitful…it bursts, peaks and allows animals and plants to reproduce. The Arboretum is green and lush, the pools are alive with frogs and toads, young birds are in abundance and the blossom is a sight to behold providing pollen to the bees and other insects. It’s time for some of our rarer trees to shine too.

It is a beautiful time to visit – whether you want to lose yourself on a wonderful woodland walk around the pools or soak up the sunshine beside our beautiful wild flower areas.

Enjoy a beautiful summer walk, and finish with tea and cake or a meal in our Visitor Centre, or even enjoy a picnic! The views are breathtaking and 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.

 

4 hours ago

Bodenham Arboretum

Happy 7th Birthday to Sandra Hill's wonderful World Outside team! Indeed, here's to many more years of Forest School fun at Bodenham!Happy Birthday to us...we are 7 today! Thank you to everyone for your support over the last 7 years. Here's to 7 years of wonderful friendships, fun and fabulous food along the way. May we all share many more....thank you from The World Outside team x ... See MoreSee Less

Happy 7th Birthday to Sandras wonderful World Outside team! Indeed, heres to many more years of Forest School fun at Bodenham!

20 hours ago

Bodenham Arboretum

From this Saturday we have a rather cheeky Gnome invasion here at Bodenham. Themed 'Gone Fishing' we're inviting you to go and hunt the fishing rods and tell us what they've caught.... ... See MoreSee Less

From this Saturday we have a rather cheeky Gnome invasion here at Bodenham. Themed Gone Fishing were inviting you to go and hunt the fishing rods and tell us what theyve caught....

 

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Bloody hell just read it closed Tuesday looks like flying with Lloyd then x

O dear ! 😥

Suzanne you should take your dad he’d love it xx

Simon Wilding think I know a little boy who wud enjoy this x

Nick Shelton Danielle Corden Keren Shelton gnomes again?😂😂

Karen Hennefer Louise Palmer

Michelle Fellows!!

Suzanne Quine

Jodie Smith

Daniel Bragg

Nickie Jade Powell

Christine Yvonne Cotterill I know someone who would enjoy this 🤔

Sab Mobahi

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3 days ago

Bodenham Arboretum

Please can you help...we need your old books for a very worthwhile cause.... ... See MoreSee Less

Please can you help...we need your old books for a very worthwhile cause....

 

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I have some. I run a book exchange in an old telephone box but I have some Spares. I also have 2 boxes of vintage books I’ll pop them in as soon as I can x

I have a large bag of books and can drop them on Sunday if that's not too late.

Have just taken them to the mind charity shop- but there will be more no doubt- xxx

Patricia Onslow-Jones maybe put a call out on The Treasury page? X

Hi, my wife is a local author, would you like a signed copy of her children's book Dragons and Dreamsellers to raffle/auction to raise additional funds?

Jenny Altindas do you or Sara have any books to go? I'll pick up from you if you have and drop them off with mine? Xxx

Lisa Perks x

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4 days ago

Bodenham Arboretum

Come and explore the BodenGnome Trail here at the Arboretum and see if you can spot our Gnomes! The theme is 'Gone Fishing!'....can you spot what they have caught?

Take the trail around 'Five Pools Walk' and look out for our Gnomes' fishing rods....then tell us what they have been catching - their catches will be hanging from their rods!

Track them down, solve the puzzles and enter the competition to win a prize! Fun for all the family! Make a day of it...we have over 5 miles of wonderful woodland walks with picnic benches dotted around the grounds too.

The Trail runs throughout the summer - from Sat 21st July - Sun 2nd September, 11am - 5pm. Please note we are closed Mondays and Tuesdays except for Bank Holidays.
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Come and explore the BodenGnome Trail here at the Arboretum and see if you can spot our Gnomes! The theme is Gone Fishing!....can you spot what they have caught?

Take the trail around Five Pools Walk and look out for our Gnomes fishing rods....then tell us what they have been catching - their catches will be hanging from their rods!

Track them down, solve the puzzles and enter the competition to win a prize! Fun for all the family! Make a day of it...we have over 5 miles of wonderful woodland walks with picnic benches dotted around the grounds too.

The Trail runs throughout the summer - from Sat 21st July - Sun 2nd September, 11am - 5pm. Please note we are closed Mondays and Tuesdays except for Bank Holidays.

 

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Joanne Taylor-Smith we haven’t been here for a while xx

Rachael Poppitt day out xx

Beth Cox I may do this Saturday!!

Steph Grove - possibility for summer hols? 😍

Shirley Copeland especially for Eloise x

Kate 'Snape' Tompsett this looks another good idea

Janet Sadler

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7 days ago

Bodenham Arboretum

We have beautiful Chinese Lantern plants, yet more Cucamelon plants...some twins! And a few of our Mighty Magic Pumpkin plants on sale here at Bodenham...pop down over the weekend for tea and cake and take a look! ... See MoreSee Less

We have beautiful Chinese Lantern plants, yet more Cucamelon plants...some twins! And a few of our Mighty Magic Pumpkin plants on sale here at Bodenham...pop down over the weekend for tea and cake and take a look!

7 days ago

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The Vikings have moved in for the weekend here at Bodenham...and they're dying to meet you! ... See MoreSee Less

The Vikings have moved in for the weekend here at Bodenham...and theyre dying to meet you!

 

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Matt Spinks thinking of taking boys here this afternoon what you think?

John Dixon I think we should goto this

1 week ago

Bodenham Arboretum

They're back! Come down to Bodenham this weekend and experience the life of a Viking where you’ll get to see the different crafts, skills, games, pastimes and combat displays!

We are open from 11am - 5pm, normal admission charges apply to go into the grounds - £6.50 Adults, £3.50 (5-16 year olds), under 5s free of charge. Enjoy over 5 miles of wonderful woodland walks, with picnic benches, farm animals, beautiful pools...come and make a day of it! A great family event!
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Theyre back! Come down to Bodenham this weekend and experience the life of a Viking where you’ll get to see the different crafts, skills, games, pastimes and combat displays!

We are open from 11am - 5pm, normal admission charges apply to go into the grounds - £6.50 Adults, £3.50 (5-16 year olds), under 5s free of charge. Enjoy over 5 miles of wonderful woodland walks, with picnic benches, farm animals, beautiful pools...come and make a day of it! A great family event!

1 week ago

Bodenham Arboretum

Come down to Bodenham and meet the Vikings!
Sat 14th & Sun 15th July, 11.00am – 5.00pm
… various displays and demonstrations from crafts to combat will be taking place over the weekend. And don’t forget, we have over 5 miles of wonderful woodland walks to explore, with beautiful pools, picnic benches, farmyard animals…so much to explore, so make a day of it! Booking not required. We are based in Wolverley, just outside Kidderminster, Worcs, DY11 5TB, Open 11am - 5pm.
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Come down to Bodenham and meet the Vikings!
Sat 14th & Sun 15th July, 11.00am – 5.00pm
… various displays and demonstrations from crafts to combat will be taking place over the weekend. And don’t forget, we have over 5 miles of wonderful woodland walks to explore, with beautiful pools, picnic benches, farmyard animals…so much to explore, so make a day of it! Booking not required. We are based in Wolverley, just outside Kidderminster, Worcs, DY11 5TB, Open 11am - 5pm.

 

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Sandra Shakespeare

2 weeks ago

Bodenham Arboretum

This weekend we've got some rather special visitors! Come down to Bodenham and meet a Viking! Normal Arboretum admission fees apply, open from 11am - 5pm. ... See MoreSee Less

This weekend weve got some rather special visitors! Come down to Bodenham and meet a Viking! Normal Arboretum admission fees apply, open from 11am - 5pm.

2 weeks ago

Bodenham Arboretum

Wishing Ben and Jo the happiest of wedding days today! ... See MoreSee Less

Wishing Ben and Jo the happiest of wedding days today!

 

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Congratulations Ben and Jo from Pete and Sharon xx

Wonderful weather for your wedding day. Love to you both Ann and Bob.

Congratulations,wishing you a lifetime of happiness x🎉

Have a wonderful day congratulations xxxx

Have a wonderful day, looking forward to it, certainly got the sunshine!!🎉🎉🍸🍸🥂🍾🍾🤗🤗

Congratulations on your wedding day. 🍾xx

Have a wonderful day xx

Beautiful day for you!! So excited!!! 🤗🎉🎊🎁🎈🎩⛪️👰😎x x x

A beautiful couple inside and out! 😘

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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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