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Thenford Arboretum

Arboretum & Gardens

Thenford Aboretum park and gardens contain an impressive and Nationally important collection of rare plants and trees totalling around 3,500 different species. There are three large lakes and many smaller ponds, including three medieval fish ponds containing some very large fish. Specimen trees from around the world are planted in and around areas of old woodland overlooking the lakes. There is a restored Victorian walled garden with a geometric pattern of flat water, immaculate lawns and a central fountain. A formal rill garden cascades down to a stone bridge, alongside a sculpture garden with various 'rooms' surrounded by hedges. The arboretum and gardens are not generally accessible to the public, but are opened on a few afternoons a year for pre-booked groups. Photo credits: Stephen Richards

Contact & Opening Times

Thenford road, Banbury, OX17 2BX


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Visitor Information & Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Garden
  • Tea & cake
  • Group tours
  • Coach parking

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