Visit the Arboretum

Plan your visit


The Arboretum is open for those who are able to visit safely. To visit the Arboretum we recommend booking your time slot in advance to guarantee a place, as there are limited tickets available for each time slot.


Are you a Friend, Annual Pass holder, University of Oxford or Oxford Brookes University student or staff member, registered disabled or a carer?

You do not need to book a time slot for your visit. We have allocated a number of tickets per 30 minute entry slot for you, but please ensure you bring your valid membership card (or email confirmation), student or staff ID with you. You will not be able to enter without proof of status. Find out more on our FAQs page.


Download a map of the Arboretum for your visit. 

Admissions charges

Adults: £5.45

Adults + Gift Aid: £6.00

Children under 16: Free*

*must be accompanied by a paying family member

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£25.00, or £20.50 for concessions.
Valid for 1 year from date of purchase, find out more and buy online

You could also consider becoming a Friend of Oxford Botanic Garden & Arboretum and enjoy free or reduced entry to 13 botanic gardens across the country from £36 a year, including the Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum.
Find out more and buy online.

Friends of Oxford Botanic Garden & Arboretum, Edinburgh, Chelsea Physic, Bristol, Wales, Ness and Birmingham Botanic Gardens may enter for free with their membership card. Find out more about the Friends of Oxford Botanic Garden & Arboretum and buy online.

Concessions include senior citizens (over 65), University of Oxford Alumni, non-Oxford students. Proof of concessionary status is required at the point of purchase.

Concessionary Day Ticket: £4.00

(with Gift Aid): £4.50

Registered disabled and carer: Free

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Get online directions
By car

Oxford Lodge,
Peacock Gate,
Nuneham Courtenay
OX44 9PX

01865 610 305



You must only visit if you can walk, cycle or drive here safely, and please follow Government guidance around meeting outdoors.

Cars and cycling

From Oxford: On the Eastern Bypass, head to Heyford Hill Roundabout, and take the exit for the A4074 to Reading. The Arboretum is on the right, just as you leave the village of Nuneham Courtenay.

From Reading: Follow the A4074 to Oxfordshire. The Arboretum is on the left, just as you enter the village of Nuneham Courtenay. 

Cyclists coming from Oxford are recommended to come via Cowley Road, Hollow Way and the B480, then through Toot Baldon and Marsh Baldon to avoid busy roads.

Please note: There is no bike storage at the Arboretum and cycling is not permitted on site.  

Access and facilities

As there are no refreshment facilities available at the Arboretum, visitors are very welcome to bring a picnic. Please be aware that our shop and toilet facilities will remain closed during the pandemic.

Detailed access information is available here.

Dogs are not permitted at the Arboretum, with the exception of registered assistance dogs (these may be required to wear an identification coat or marker on their lead or harness).