Visit the Arboretum

Plan your visit

For a truly stunning autumnal walk head to the Arboretum, home to the best collection of trees in Oxfordshire. Revel in a kaleidoscope of vivid reds, rich golds and merry yellows and discover the secrets of the Arboretum with one of our autumn trails. 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.

Pre-booked tickets only for the Arboretum 

Due to an unprecedented number of visitors at the Arboretum we will be taking pre-booked tickets only as a temporary measure. This includes Friends, Annual Pass holders, University of Oxford or Oxford Brookes University students and staff members, registered disabled and carers. Book your tickets now.

 

 

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

How to get here

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By car
Walking
Cycling
Public transport 

Address
Oxford Lodge,
Peacock Gate,
Nuneham Courtenay
OX44 9PX

Telephone
01865 610 305

 

 

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 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.
There are a number of shop items, including charcoal and honey from at the Arboretum, available to purchase from the Welcome Centre. 
Toilet facilities, including an accessible toilet and baby changing, are available in the Lodge during opening hours.

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).