Guided Tours

Tours with trained volunteers

Booked group tours are available throughout the year starting at any time from 10 am to 3 pm, and normally last between 60 and 90 minutes. 
In addition to our 'Introduction to the Botanic Garden' tour, two subject tours are also offered: ‘The History of the Botanic Garden’; and ‘Introduction to the Harcourt Arboretum’.

Introduction to the Botanic Garden

This tour shows visitors the layout and structure of the Garden and glasshouses, the plant collections, the important developments made recently and the new Herbarium Room. 

History of the Botanic Garden

This tour explains how the garden has evolved over nearly 400 years. Guides will introduce some of the more important characters involved and many of the changes made to the Garden during this period.

Introduction to Harcourt Arboretum

This tour guides visitors around the historic Arboretum at Nuneham Courtenay. It covers the history, the major tree collections and the management of the woodlands and meadows.


To book a tour, please fill out the form below for all tour requests, regardless of size.



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