Visit Harcourt Arboretum

Booking Information

You can buy a ticket on the door on the day of your visit. We recommend that you pre-book online during busy periods, particularly if travelling by car as we have limited parking spaces. Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable; we cannot amend these over the phone, so please take care when selecting the day and time. You can explore the Arboretum virtually with our virtual visitGroups of 15 or more people must pre-book on our group visits page - entry cannot be guaranteed during busy periods.

Insight Tours at the Arboretum

Everyone is welcome to join these free tours on the first Wednesday of every month. They're a unique opportunity for Arboretum staff to share the site's latest developments, and for visitors to give their thoughts and opinions, as well as to ask questions. They start at 1:30 from our Welcome Center, there is no additional fee and booking is not required for the Insight Tours, just turn up.

Closure Notices

Occasionally there are closures to parts of our site for general maintenance, education groups, and events. Please call our office in advance of your visit if you would like to check a specific date, or click here to see a list of scheduled closures.

The Friends' 400th Anniversary Appeal

Access for all at the Arboretum

The Friends have undertaken to raise the funds to improve the path network: both restoring the existing paths and upgrading others to improve access to areas of the site hitherto inaccessible to many people, in particular those visitors with wheelchairs and buggies. Find out more here.

Facilities and access

On site

Add something special to your visit…. From picnic blankets woven from recycled wool to traditional toys and kits for budding botanists, or maybe a good book to relax and enjoy in a shady spot beneath the trees, all are available in our unique pop-up shop next to the ticket office.


There are toilets (including an accessible toilet and baby changing) at the main Lodge. There are also compost toilets on site.


Detailed access information is available here. Dogs are not permitted at the Arboretum, with the exception of assistance dogs. There is an all-terrain manual wheelchair available to use for your visit, please call ahead to book.

Food and Drink

Visitors are very welcome to bring picnics with them; there are plenty of benches and picnic blankets for sale in the pod shop.
Please do not bring alcohol on site, and please do not use disposable barbecues as they are a fire risk. Please ensure all rubbish is taken home with you.

Horsebox Coffee Co

H​​​​orsebox Coffee Co is open at weekends from spring until Autumn.

They serve ethical, sustainable & locally roasted coffee, with a choice of beans and brews.

To go alongside other delicious barista-prepared drinks, try their legendary brownies and sweet treats from various local specialist bakers.