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…
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!
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.
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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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.