near Moreton in Marsh, covers 56 acres making it one of the largest
private collections on trees and shrubs in England
Arboretum was originally designed in the late 1800s by Algernon
Freeman Mitfrod who inherited the estate in 1886.
and other bronze statues were imported for the arboretum. The Buddha
can be found near another example of the Chinese and Japanese influence,
The Japanese Rest House.
current collection at Batsford stretches to over 3100 labelled specimens
(including more than 1600 different species of trees and shrubs)
Arboretum has plenty to see all year round, whether it be carpets
of snowdrops and daffodils in the Spring, the dazzling explosion
of colour in the Autumn, the splendour of sparkling white front
touched trees in the Winter, or the trees and shrubs lit with the
warm glow of summer sunshine.
Arboretum Opening Times
Arboretum is open daily from February to mid-November and every
weekend from Mid-November to the beginning of February.
For exact, up-to-the-minute opening times, call Batsford Arboretum
on 01386 701441
in Marsh details see the Moreton
in Marsh page of the Cotswolds Web site