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Thenford Arboretum

Arboretum & Gardens

Thenford Arboretum park and gardens contain an impressive and nationally significant 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, apart from on Open Days throughout the year.

Photo credits: Stephen Richards

Contact & Opening Times

Thenford road, Banbury, OX17 2BX|
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Visitor Information & Facilities

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

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