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…
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! Booking is advised 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.
Winter at Bodenham…
The nights may be longer and the days are shorter and it can be cold. But there is still plenty to see and do during the winter season at Bodenham.
Falling temperatures and clear skies make for some frosty mornings and here at Bodenham you can experience the beauty of a wonderful winter walk. The ice and snow can transform the Arboretum into something quite magical.
Whilst our deciduous trees, including beech, ash, horse chestnut, and oak having lost their leaves the winter evergreens provide a welcome touch of colour in mid-winter.
The growing season is far from over however – whilst all the flowers and fruits are a distant memory – beautiful colourful berries are in abundance, these winter fruits providing a very important food source for the wildlife. Red holly and black ivy berries are attractive to a range of birds, of which we have some colourful visitors – from bramblings and fieldfares to the exotic-looking waxwing and of course, robins abound here at the Arboretum.
In January and February snowdrops and wild cyclamen carpet the woodland walks here and serve as a reminder that spring is around the corner.
Christmas at Bodenham
Throughout December we have a number of festive events…Christmas Dining begins early December, with lunchtime and late night Thursday dining. Our Nativity Trail opens Saturday 30th November – always a family favourite, whilst our Carols by Candlelight on 20th & 21st Dec is much awaited by everyone!
Please see our Events Page for further details about ‘What’s On’ here at Bodenham throughout the seasons.
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Annual Pass & Gift Vouchers
Purchase an Annual Pass for Bodenham Arboretum and enjoy the beauty of all the seasons from just £26.00 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.
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.