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…

‘Autumn – the year’s last loveliest smile.’ William Cullen Bryant

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

News

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Autumn at Bodenham…

Autumn is a wonderful time of year and a fantastic time to visit us. It is a time when we watch the landscape change into multi-coloured work of art – a riot of colour – perhaps the most spectacular in the area! It is a season famous for its harvest time, turning leaves, cooling temperatures and darkening nights. The shorter days are a sign to trees to begin to prepare for winter and visitors might even get to spot wildlife foraging for fruits and seeds as our woodland birds and animals prepare for it too. Keats called it the ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness! ‘

You will see the leaf colour around the Arboretum range from a deep butter yellow through to orange, red and crimson, plus there is an abundance of berries. The Acers will go from bright yellow to vibrant oranges and reds. Scarlet Oaks will, as their name suggests, fill the woods with sweeps of vibrant red and even the Magnolia with its bright red seed pods adds to the spectacle. It truly is a natural fireworks spectacular throughout the autumn months.

We are open every day in October so our visitors can take full advantage of this wonderful season.

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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Yet more beautiful images - with thanks to Jane Dibnah Botanical Art for sharing these taken here at Bodenahm Arboretum.... ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Jude we should go here. Look how beautiful it is for photos x

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With thanks to Gemma Henry for sharing these gorgeous photos of the Arboretum....perhaps now at its best for autumn colour! Please keep sending your photos! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Love coming to Bodenham arboretum. Brilliant for taking pictures x

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With thanks to Ben Jones for sharing his photos, capturing the beautiful Autumn colour here at Bodenham... ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Coming on Wednesday, can’t wait to take loads of photos.

Sam Whelan we need to do this before the leaves 🍁 have gone xx

Looks beautiful xxx

Shaun Lewis Courtney Lewis good place to take your camera?

STUNNING BEAUYY

We need to go Stuart Grantham

Anna Tidmarsh oohhh Saturday

Sandra Wallace good place to take the boys and dogs?

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Half Term fun here at Bodenham Arboretum at the wonderful World Outside Forest School....make the most of what's left of Autumn. Please can you help spread the word to anyone with children looking for adventure! 🙂We have a few remaining spaces for our Half Term Wilderness Explorers...Wed 31st Oct and Fri 2nd Nov for the Under 5s. Make the most of what's left of our beautiful Autumn in the woods...we promise lots of fun!
Book here - /www.ticketsource.co.uk/theworldoutsideforestschool
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Half Term fun here at Bodenham Arboretum at the wonderful World Outside Forest School....make the most of whats left of Autumn. Please can you help spread the word to anyone with children looking for adventure! :-)

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'Such a lovely walk today at your arboretum...' Katherine Hira. Thank you for the sharing your photo Katherine... ... See MoreSee Less

Such a lovely walk today at your arboretum... Katherine Hira. Thank you for the sharing your photo Katherine...

 

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Yes! Beautiful day yesterday. Perfect for a walk in your amazing arboretum!

STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL PHOTO!

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Every day brings new colour to Bodenham....thanks for sharing your photo Susan Beasley...Today in the Arboretum ... See MoreSee Less

Every day brings new colour to Bodenham....thanks for sharing your photo Susan Beasley...

 

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Ian Downie I hope this tag works?? X

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Good morning everyone....thanks for the great photos Sandra...it certainly does feel like being on top of the world!It's going to be a beautiful day!! ... See MoreSee Less

Good morning everyone....thanks for the great photos Sandra...it certainly does feel like being on top of the world!Image attachment

 

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Home Sweet Home 💕🏡

1 week ago

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If you've got tickets for our Torchlit Pumpkin Walk we would love to see your Halloween Costumes! Young and old alike are invited to dress in your spookiest outfits. There will be a prize for the best costume...simply get your photograph taken at our special 'photo-station' and upload it here on our FaceBook page. We will let the public judge and the winner will be whoever gets the most 'likes'.... ... See MoreSee Less

If youve got tickets for our Torchlit Pumpkin Walk we would love to see your Halloween Costumes! Young and old alike are invited to dress in your spookiest outfits. There will be a prize for the best costume...simply get your photograph taken at our special photo-station and upload it here on our FaceBook page. We will let the public judge and the winner will be whoever gets the most likes....

 

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Louise Presley-Turner

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Today is the last day to enter your Mighty Magic Pumpkins for our Competition...
Don't forget we need to see your fully grown pumpkin by the end of today to be in for a chance of winning a family ticket to our Torchlit Pumpkin Walk....
Photographs / your details can be handed in at The Visitor Centre here at Bodenham or you can e-mail us - info@bodenhamarboretum.co.uk - please put PUMPKIN COMPETITION as your subject title. Please ensure you read and answer all the points covered in the rules as we cannot consider applications where information or photos are missing.Thank you 🎃
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Today is the last day to enter your Mighty Magic Pumpkins for our Competition...
Dont forget we need to see your fully grown pumpkin by the end of today to be in for a chance of winning a family ticket to our Torchlit Pumpkin Walk....
Photographs / your details can be handed in at The Visitor Centre here at Bodenham or you can e-mail us - info@bodenhamarboretum.co.uk - please put PUMPKIN COMPETITION as your subject title. Please ensure you read and answer all the points covered in the rules as we cannot consider applications where information or photos are missing.Thank you 🎃

 

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There is no point in taking a pic of ours......it’s as small as a 1p!!!

I've emailed mine. Hope you recieved um😊🎃

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Angela Drew kindly shared these pretty photos from her visit to the Arboretum... ... See MoreSee Less

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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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