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

Bodenham Arboretum is open Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm throughout November.

We serve our hot and cold lunches everyday 12noon – 2pm. Booking is advised as we get extremely busy. We are also now taking Christmas bookings.

Please note: a deposit is required for groups of 15 or more.

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Arboretum

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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

firewood logs delivered

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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It may feel like a little too cold to do a walk but you can still enjoy the fabulous food here on offer at Bodenham. No admission fees apply for the Visitor Centre / Restaurant. We're open Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm. Lovely home produce - hot carvery, hot baguettes, teas, coffees, cakes...you'll want to come back for more! ... See MoreSee Less

It may feel like a little too cold to do a walk but you can still enjoy the fabulous food here on offer at Bodenham. No admission fees apply for the Visitor Centre / Restaurant. Were open Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm. Lovely home produce - hot carvery, hot baguettes, teas, coffees, cakes...youll want to come back for more!

 

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A wonderful place so tranquil and food is yummy. Loved seeing the baby donkey last week. If I lived closer I'd be there all the time.

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It may feel like a little too cold to do a walk but you can still enjoy the fabulous food here on offer at Bodenham. No admission fees apply for the Visitor Centre / Restaurant. We're open Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm. Lovely home produce - hot carvery, hot baguettes, teas, coffees, cakes...you'll want to come back for more! ... See MoreSee Less

It may feel like a little too cold to do a walk but you can still enjoy the fabulous food here on offer at Bodenham. No admission fees apply for the Visitor Centre / Restaurant. Were open Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm. Lovely home produce - hot carvery, hot baguettes, teas, coffees, cakes...youll want to come back for more!

Too cold for a walk? Then come and enjoy the view instead with a lovely hot chocolate and a slice of homemade cake, or treat yourself to our hot roast buffet in the Restaurant....you don't have to pay the Arboretum Admission fee if you just want to use the Restaurant - and we think it's one of the finest in Kidderminster! Give it a try! ... See MoreSee Less

Too cold for a walk? Then come and enjoy the view instead with a lovely hot chocolate and a slice of homemade cake, or treat yourself to our hot roast buffet in the Restaurant....you dont have to pay the Arboretum Admission fee if you just want to use the Restaurant - and we think its one of the finest in Kidderminster! Give it a try!

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Who likes a good ghost story? Take a look at a new and exciting event we have coming to Bodenham this March......we promise a great evening...oh and some great food too - supper's included! Click to find out more....early booking recommended.

An Evening of Delectable Terror!March 10, 2018, 7:30pmBodenham ArboretumCost £15 per person (+ booking fee), which includes supper...

We invite you to take your seat overlooking the misty, shadowy lake at Bodenham Arboretum. Get yourself comfortable and prepare to be terrified by the tales from 'The Librarian.'

Alan Birch, star of David Tristram’s ‘Inspector Drake’ movies, brings the character of the Librarian to chilling life as he reads two of local author A.G Smith’s bone-rattling ghost stories. Last year saw the show tour the Midlands and London, gaining 5* reviews.

Format of the Evening - Story Reading & Supper...

Venue: The Visitor Centre, Bodenham Arboretum.

7.30pm: Reading 1 - 'Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.'
A young babysitter spends the evening in an old farmhouse that holds a sinister secret.

7.45pm: Supper will be served. Choose from Lamb Tagine, Beef Hotpot or Pork in Apple and Cider, served with rice and crusty bread. A Vegetarian option will also be available, plus we will gladly cater for anyone with special dietary requirements - please ring or e-mail us if you book and we will be pleased to discuss options with you. Tel: 01562 852444, info@bodenham-arboretum.co.uk.
A bar will also be open.

8.45pm: Reading 2 - 'An Unwise Purchase.'
All antiques come with a history....some more dreadful than others.

Book online - www.ticketsource.co.uk/bodenhamarboretum
Alternatively, you can book at the Visitor Centre, Bodenham Arboretum.

Online booking - please either print out your tickets or download to your phone so that we may view upon entrance to the event, thank you.
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An Evening of Delectable Terror!

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Coming soon! Normal Arboretum entrance fees apply, booking not necessary and free admission for children under the age of 5 years - see www.bodenhamarboretum.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

Coming soon! Normal Arboretum entrance fees apply, booking not necessary and free admission for children under the age of 5 years - see www.bodenhamarboretum.co.uk

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Delighted to announce that the very popular Yoga Workshops with Victoria Waits in the grounds here at Bodenham return this May. Dates will be released very soon. What a wonderful reminder that Spring is just around the corner...we can't wait!We have confirmed the dates for this years yoga sessions at Bodenham Arboretum <3 Soon to be announced x ... See MoreSee Less

Delighted to announce that the very popular Yoga Workshops with Victoria Waits in the grounds here at Bodenham return this May. Dates will be released very soon. What a wonderful reminder that Spring is just around the corner...we cant wait!

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Whos coming to the Fairy Trail?

 

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How long is the trail please?

Jodie Buckley this is what i was talking about xx

Me! Lian Bates..... dates defo in x

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Don't forget...if you retained your ticket from a recent visit you can obtain FREE ADMISSION if you return before the close of our Low Season ...last day is Friday 16th February. ... See MoreSee Less

Dont forget...if you retained your ticket from a recent visit you can obtain FREE ADMISSION if you return before the close of our Low Season ...last day is Friday 16th February.

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Something in the not too distant future and a reminder that Spring is around the corner....Sat 31st March The Plant Hunters’ Fair here at Bodenham. FREE admission into the Plant Fair. Top specialist nurseries with thousands of plants to choose from. Each stall has it’s own unique range of plants including rare, unusual, heritage and brand new varieties. There's something for every garden so pop the date in your diary!Pops Plants 2 are joining us in 2018 for our spring fairs at Bodenham Arboretum and 1620s House & Garden at Donington le Heath, Leicestershire, UK - all those amazing auriculas!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Something in the not too distant future and a reminder that Spring is around the corner....Sat 31st March The Plant Hunters’ Fair here at Bodenham. FREE admission into the Plant Fair. Top specialist nurseries with thousands of plants to choose from. Each stall has it’s own unique range of plants including rare, unusual, heritage and brand new varieties. Theres something for every garden so pop the date in your diary!

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The World Outside is a wonderful Forest School run within the grounds of Bodenham Arboretum. They also offer bespoke children's birthday parties here in the wonderful woodland. So if you're looking for something a little different take a look... ... See MoreSee Less

The World Outside is a wonderful Forest School run within the grounds of Bodenham Arboretum. They also offer bespoke childrens birthday parties here in the wonderful woodland. So if youre looking for something a little different take a look...
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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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