In line with updated Government advice both the Botanic Garden and Arboretum are open to the public. To visit the Botanic Garden or the Arboretum we strongly recommend pre-booking a ticket.
Pre-booked tickets strongly recommended
The safety of our visitors and staff is our highest priority, therefore to ensure everyone’s safety you are strongly advised 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. Please note, if you are travelling by public transport to the Arboretum, you do not need to pre-book a ticket.
Book your time slot for the Arboretum
Book your time slot for the Garden
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.
Getting to us
Travel in line with the latest government guidance for your area. Please note, Oxford Botanic Garden does not have car parking, the nearest car park is St Clement's car park. Harcourt Arboretum has limited car parking available, so we recommend pre-booking your ticket to avoid disappointment. If travelling by public transport to Harcourt Arboretum you do not need to pre-book your ticket. The following buses stop at Baldon Lane in Nuneham Courtenay, directly opposite the pedestrian entrance to Harcourt Arboretum: 45, X38, X39 River Rapids and the X40.
Please note, 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).
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.