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.
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 breath-taking and a warm welcome awaits!
We also offer late night dining May through to September, where food is served from 6.00 – 8.00pm….surely there could be no better location to unwind for dinner? Booking is recommended – tel: 01562 852444 to make a reservation. Thursday Evening Menu can be seen here.
And for the children’s summer holiday fun we have The Bodenham Giant’s Trail which runs throughout the Summer Holidays to keep the little ones (and adults!) entertained.
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.