Visits and events for Friends and their guests

Autumn 2015 events and visits - download a booking form here.

Friends' coffee mornings at the Garden

Insight tours at the Arboretum


Autumn 2015 events and garden visits


Friends should book for the following autumn 2015 visits and events using this booking form.


Egrove Park - FULLY BOOKED

Wednesday 21st October at 2.00pm

Kennington Road, Kennington, Oxford, OX1 5NY

By kind permission of Professor Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean of the Saïd Business School

Egrove Park, just north of Kennington, is part of the Oxford Saïd Business School. Friends will be given a tour of the main, modernist style building, which opened in 1969, and of the 37 acres of parkland grounds. These were landscaped by the late Alan Mitchell who planted a wide selection of specimen trees. There are also wild flower meadows, woodland and ponds. The tour of the grounds, lead by Nick Bishop, Senior Groundsman, will take up to an hour, and will include steps and uneven paths. Tim Royal, Head of Hotel Services, will give a tour of the building. Refreshments are included.

  • Tickets £15, guests £20
  • Maximum no. 20


A new programme of garden visits will be available with the next Friends' newsletter in November.

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Regular events (no need to book)


Friends’ coffee mornings at the GardenGardens Curator Tom Price (centre) showing Friends the Merton Borders in the Lower Garden, September 2012

The first Friday of every month (except January and August) in the Garden’s Conservatory. After coffee a member of staff leads a tour of the Garden.

Fridays: 6th November, 4th December, 5th February 2016, 4th March, 10.30am to 11.30am, no fee and no booking required, just turn up.





Insight tours at the Arboretum

Friends are very welcome to join these free tours on the first Wednesday of every month, which are a great opportunity for Arboretum staff to show off the latest developments, and for visitors to give their thoughts and opinions as well as to ask questions.

Wednesdays 7th October, 4th November, 2nd December, 6th January 2016, 3rd February, 2nd March, 1.30pm to 3.00pm, no fee and no booking required, just turn up.



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