Visit the Arboretum

Plan your visit

To visit the Arboretum we strongly recommend pre-booking a time slot online before your visit, particularly if travelling by car as our car-parking is limited. If you are travelling by public transport, you do not need to pre-book your ticket. See visiting during coronavirus for further information.


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

Please note from May 1st you are no longer required to pre book, excluding events. You must bring your valid ID/membership card with you when you visit, our front of house team are unable to check your membership at the door. Find out more on our FAQs page.

Please note, 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).


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

Buy online now

£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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We have been awarded "we're good to go" status for our safety measures.

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Get online directions
By car
Public transport 

Oxford Lodge,
Peacock Gate,
Nuneham Courtenay
OX44 9PX

01865 610300



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. 

There is parking available on-site (free with your entrance ticket). 

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

There is a seasonal (closing at the end of October) pop-up café is available for visitors to purchase hot and cold drinks, as well as a selection tasty treats, visitors are also very welcome to bring a picnic. Our shop is currently open with a selection of products on offer.
Temporary toilets (including an accessible toilet) are open for public use and are located at the top of the car park. 

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).