In recognition of the value of nature and exercise to our wellbeing, the Government has confirmed that botanic gardens and arboreta can remain open during the period of restrictions coming into force across England from the 5th of November. We ask that visitors to our sites follow the latest Government guidance. We look forward to welcoming visitors over the coming weeks.
Pre-booked tickets only from the 5th of November
The safety of our visitors and staff is our highest priority, therefore to ensure everyone’s safety you are required to book a time slot for your visit. This enables us to monitor the number of visitors and prevent overcrowding. We recommend booking your time slot online in advance to guarantee a place, as there are limited tickets available for each time slot.
Book your time slot for the Arboretum
Book your time slot for the Garden
Are you a Friend, Annual Pass holder, University of Oxford or Oxford Brookes University student or staff member, registered disabled or a carer?
You will need to pre-book your time slot here before visiting. Please ensure you bring your valid membership card (or email confirmation), student or staff ID with you when you present your pre-booked ticket at the Welcome Centre.
How does my time slot work?
Tickets are available in time slots that run every 30 minutes throughout the day. You will be required to enter within the 30 minutes of your chosen time slot. If you arrive outside this time frame you will be refused entrance.
What do I need to bring?
- You must have your ticket with you (either on a phone or printed out). You will not be allowed entry without this.
- If you have purchased a Concessions ticket then please ensure you bring a valid ID.
Before you set out to visit us, please check our website for updates in case of last-minute changes to opening days/hours. If your time slot has been cancelled by us due to unforeseen circumstances you will receive a new time slot that suits you. Equally, if you cannot make it for your timeslot, please contact us before your allocated time and we will endeavour to give you a new timeslot.
Getting to us
In line with recent guidance, you should reduce your travel when possible and stay in your local area. You can travel a short distance to visit venues that are open for exercise and fresh air. Therefore please only visit us if it is safe to do so and you are in easy distance from the Botanic Garden or Arboretum.
How long can I stay?
A typical visit to the Botanic Garden and the Arboretum lasts approximately an hour and a half. To ensure that the maximum number of people can enjoy their visit safely we ask that everyone spends no more than two hours visiting us.