Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Arboretum is a wonderful arboretum, garden centre and cafe located in the Cotswolds. It’s beautiful to visit at any time of year, but the striking autumn colours make it a must visit in October!

Dogs do need to be on a lead, and for to access the arboretum, you will need to pay for entry, however, as we spent 4 hours here, so we felt like it was definitely worth it! The cafe and shop are also dog friendly, meaning we didn’t ever have to compromise on our visit.

The arboretum is a lovely place to explore and far quieter than places such as Westonbirt Arboretum. Wander through the giant redwoods, find the swamp, or cross over the pretty little red bridges in the Japanese garden. If you have kids, let them enjoy the play area or seasonal treasure hunt.

Batsford Arboretum has disabled access, so the main route in the arboretum is wheelchair and pushchair friendly as well as cafe and garden centre. There’s a big ramp from the car park to the entrance. If you have an electric scooter, some of the other paths should be ok as they are gravel, however, it would be challenging in a manual wheelchair.

If you are lucky enough to be a Westonbirt Arboretum member, you can also visit Batsford Arboretum for free.

The car park also has free electric car charging points.

Additional information


Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre
GL56 9AT


Free car park

Paws for thought

Paid entry to the arboretum and dogs must be kept on lead

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