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.

 

2 days ago

Bodenham Arboretum

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....

3 days ago

Bodenham Arboretum

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😊🎃

3 days ago

Bodenham Arboretum

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

3 days ago

Bodenham Arboretum

You don't need a dog to join in our charity Neon Dog Walk on Sat 10th November. Everyone is welcome...

Join us as we take an enchanted woodland walk with our four-legged friends illuminating the pathways. An approximate 1-mile circuit around the Arboretum & a light supper which comprises a jacket potato with a choice of filling (included in price).
Neon collars / necklaces will be available to purchase on the evening, however you are welcome to bring your own.
Tickets: £7.50 which includes food, available from: –
www.ticketsource.co.uk/bodenhamarboretum
In support of The Greyhound Trust Hall Green, MacMillan Cancer Support and the Animal Cancer Trust. Please can you help us spread the word....
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You dont need a dog to join in our charity Neon Dog Walk on Sat 10th November. Everyone is welcome... 

Join us as we take an enchanted woodland walk with our four-legged friends illuminating the pathways. An approximate 1-mile circuit around the Arboretum & a light supper which comprises a jacket potato with a choice of filling (included in price).
Neon collars / necklaces will be available to purchase on the evening, however you are welcome to bring your own.
Tickets: £7.50 which includes food, available from: –
www.ticketsource.co.uk/bodenhamarboretum
In support of The Greyhound Trust Hall Green, MacMillan Cancer Support and the Animal Cancer Trust. Please can you help us spread the word....

 

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Can you buy tickets on the door or do you have to buy in advance?

Hi. Assume so but is a 1 year old free? Just went to book tickets but don’t know if I have to pay for him or not. Thanks Ali

Deanoo Stanley Craig Sim Andrew Hunt fancy going xx

Wendyand Steve Dewsbery x

One for you Julie L Baker x

Rachel Wootton Can see you doing this x

Sue Smith

Steven Hopcutt😬🐾

Callum Pye

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3 days ago

Bodenham Arboretum

More wonderful autumn colour captured here at Bodenham by Erika Kirner Hill...thank you Erika for sharing! ... See MoreSee Less

More wonderful autumn colour captured here at Bodenham by Erika Kirner Hill...thank you Erika for sharing!

5 days ago

Bodenham Arboretum

More beautiful photographs kindly shared by Paul Wilde after his visit to the Arboretum.... ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Beautiful

Beautiful !!

Beautiful

Mary Wood...worth another visit x

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5 days ago

Bodenham Arboretum

Thanks to Heather Lawrence for sharing her photo...we welcome visitor photos from your visit....please post them on the page here so we can share.... ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to Heather Lawrence for sharing her photo...we welcome visitor photos from your visit....please post them on the page here so we can share....

6 days ago

Bodenham Arboretum

Thank you to everyone who is sending in photos of the beautiful Autumn colours here at Bodenham....please keep them coming so we an share with everyone!One fine example of the wonderful acers in Bodenham Arboretum ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to everyone who is sending in photos of the beautiful Autumn colours here at Bodenham....please keep them coming so we an share with everyone!

 

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This is a creeping 'weed' that covers my shed roof. It comes into its own this time every year, which is why I don't pull it all out

This an acer, not a Virginia creeper which I think your "weed" is 😊

Stunning!

6 days ago

Bodenham Arboretum

We have pumpkins on our mind....over 200 of them, preparing for our Torchlit Pumpkin Walk. We love Autumn here at Bodenham! ... See MoreSee Less

We have pumpkins on our mind....over 200 of them, preparing for our Torchlit Pumpkin Walk. We love Autumn here at Bodenham!

 

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Hi, are dogs allowed on the night? Xx

Mandy Donaldson-West

6 days ago

Bodenham Arboretum

Another beautiful Autumn Day here at Bodenham...thanks go to Sandra Hill for capturing this this morning....The Arboretum is looking stunning this morning! ... See MoreSee Less

Another beautiful Autumn Day here at Bodenham...thanks go to Sandra for capturing this this morning....

 

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Natalie Cooper how bout this week weds????🤞🤞🤞

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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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