The safety of our visitors and staff is our highest priority. In order to ensure everyone’s safety we have introduced time slots. 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 (exceptions below).
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 do not need to book a time slot for your visit. We have allocated a number of tickets per 30 minute entry slot for you, but please ensure you bring your valid membership card (or email confirmation), student or staff ID with you. You will not be able to enter without proof of status.
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?
- If you have booked a time slot (which is recommended) 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.
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.