Guided Tours

Guided tours are available throughout the year and can be catered to your particular interests, or to focus on seasonal highlights such as the Bluebell Wood, wildflower meadows, or Acer Glade. Tours will usually last for  60 to 90 minutes, but we are happy to discuss the possibility of shorter or longer tours. 

Volunteer-led tours can be arranged between 11am and 3pm on days that the Arboretum is open. 

Staff-led tours are offered at 11am and 2pm on weekdays.

Tours should usually be booked at least 4 weeks in advance, and a non-returnable deposit of the minimum charge will be taken at the time of booking. The normal group size is 15 people, but larger groups can be accommodated and those in excess of 20 people will normally be divided between 2 guides.

To book a guided tour, please contact our administrator on, or call 01865 610305.

Tour prices for 2017*

Tour leader Charge per person Minimum charge/deposit
Volunteer £7.50 £112.50
Horticultural staff £9.00 £135.00
Curator/Director £13.00 £195.00


*We ask for the minimum charge as a non-returnable deposit in advance to secure your booking.