We strongly recommend that you pre-book a time slot online before visiting the Arboretum, particularly if travelling by car as we have limited parking spaces. Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferrable; we cannot amend these over the phone, so please take care when selecting the day and time. If you are travelling by public transport, you do not need to pre-book your ticket. You can explore the Arboretum virtually with our virtual visit. Further information is available on our visiting during coronavirus page.
We are open every day throughout the year except for Christmas closure – 25 December to 31 December (inclusive).
The Botanic Garden Boutique is open. Our best-sellers are still available for you to click and collect from the Botanic Garden.
The Lodge toilets at the Arboretum are closed; temporary toilets (including an accessible toilet) are open for public use and are located at the top of the car park. This is subject to change.
Detailed access information is available here. Dogs are not permitted at the Arboretum, with the exception of registered assistance dogs (these may be required to wear an identification coat or marker on their lead or harness).
Food and Drink
Visitors are very welcome to bring picnics with them; there are plenty of benches. Oxford city centre also has a wide range of cafés and restaurants less than a ten minutes' walk from the Garden.
Open Wednesdays to Sundays until the end of October. The UK's only café bakery serving Dutch baked sweet treats. From Stroopwafels & Speculaas, to Appeltaart & Slagroomtaart, there's plenty of Lekker treats to tempt you with! Click here to visit their home page.
Nutmeg & Thyme - plant based food
Open Wednesdays throughout September, then Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout October. We freshly prepare plant based and gluten free food, aiming to be as inclusive and accessible as possible. We provide to those that want fresh, wholesome but delicious food with no compromises made on its quality, nutrients or flavour, using only non refined, ethical ingredients. Click here to visit their home page.