The Seasons at Bodenham

There are few better places than Bodenham Arboretum to enjoy the changing seasons.

Spring

Enjoy impressive displays of spring flowering bulbs – from swathes of snowdrops, daffodils and narcissi, to the beautiful blossom of our magnolias and flowering cherries.

In early spring acres of daffodils and later primroses, bluebells and foxgloves line many of the woodland walks and plantations.

Beautiful blossom adorns a variety of trees spread out all over the Arboretum, such as Magnolias, Cherries, Crab Apple and the Jargonelle Pear trees in the Conservation hedge that line part of the mile long drive.

This is the lambing and calving season and the new borns can be seen in the barns and fields on the farm. A little later come the new chicks hatching from the farmyard poultry.

Summer

Escape the heat with a walk beside the pools or soak up the sunshine beside our beautiful wild flower areas. It’s time for some of our rarer trees to shine too.

Everything is green and lush, making this a lovely time to visit.

Taking long tranquil walks in the warmth and sunshine, sit and rest at the many seats to enjoy the breathtaking views.

Autumn

Autumn brings with it a riot of leaf colour ranging from deep butter yellow through to orange, reds and crimsons as well as an abundance of berries. It’s a natural fireworks spectacular throughout the autumn months.

Autumn leaf colour develops at the end of the annual growth cycle, prior to leaf fall. The colour is good when plentiful sunshine is followed by an early frost.

Hundreds of trees put on an autumn display that is perhaps the most spectacular in the area. 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, even Magnolia with its bright red seed pods add to the spectacle.

We are open every day in October so our visitors can take full advantage of this wonderful season.

Winter

The arboretum is transformed into a winter wonderland with ice, frost and snow adding a magical touch to the many trees, plants and views.

In January and February snowdrops and wild cyclamen are the first to be seen. Also during this time the Big School Bird Watch takes place in conjunction with the West Midland Bird Club and the Wyre Forest County Council Sustainability Officer. Contact 01562 820505 for more information.