Development funding of £191,420 has been awarded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to help Harcourt Arboretum develop a new Visitor and Learning Centre. Made possible by National Lottery players, the project aims to unlock the site’s unique natural heritage, landscape and collection of threatened trees.
The project aims to build partnerships with local communities, and work with Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry and social prescribing partnership to increase wellbeing from access to nature. The aim is to create new all-weather education facilities, café and shop and transform the visitor experience. A key benefit of the project will be an increased awareness of the importance of plants and biodiversity in addressing global challenges, heritage landscape, and crafts, through inspiring interpretation.