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Batsford Arboretum

1 miles (2 km)

This beautiful arboretumandbotanical garden near Moreton-in-Marsh is perfect for a peaceful afternoon stroll. There are 56 acres to explore on a series of good footpaths with woodland consisting of Japanese maples, magnolias and pines. It's a special collection with many rare trees and plants, particularly from the Far East. There are over 2,850 specimens including Bamboo, Acer and Pinus, all with helpful labels. There is also a lovely wildflower meadow which attracts a variety of insects, butterflies and birds. Other highlights include the Japanese bridge, streams, a number of statues and a lake.
Batsford Arboretum is located just over a mile from Moreton-in-Marsh in the Cotswolds. You could walk to Batsford from Moreton-in-Marsh or Blockley by following the Monarch's Way long distance trail. You could also head south along the Heart of England Way to the nearby Sezincote House where you'll find beautiful gardens surrounding an unusualNeo-Mughal house.

Postcode

GL56 9QB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Batsford Arboretum OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Batsford Arboretum Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Head into nearby Bourton on the Hill and you could visit The Horse & Groom. The pub is a Georgian stone inn with a Grade II listing. Modern cuisine is served in a lovely dining room. An open fire has been tastefully added to the spacious, light-filled bar. A lovely, protected garden with lots of seating and breathtaking views of the Cotswolds is available. There is car parking and the pub is also dog friendly.

Dog Walking

The Arboretum is dog friendly, though you are asked to keep them on short leads please. There are also bins dotted around the site and dog water bowls are available at the cafe.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The circular walk from Bourton on the Hill visits the site. The village lies just to the south west and includes some historic buildings including a 12th century church.

Photos

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Japanese bridge at Batsford Arboretum

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Batsford Arboretum lily pond

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Waterfall at Batsford Arboretum. You have to squeeze past this waterfall on one of the paths round Batsford Arboretum. Easy to do without getting wet at this time of year, more interesting in winter!

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Bridge and rockwork in Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Church from the Arboretum - geograph.org.uk - 4718060

Batsford Church from the Arboretum. Located in the centre of Batsford Village, is the beautiful church of St Mary’s, a Grade II* listed Anglo-Norman style building. It is said that King George V used to take the train from London on a Sunday to attend the church service, then enjoy lunch at Batsford Park.

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Quaint cottage in the park

Japanese Rest House, Batsford Arboretum-geograph-2479858-by-Neil-Owen

Japanese Rest House. Perhaps due to the large number of Japanese Acers and bamboo plants that were brought to Batsford Arboretum, Lord Redesdale built this house around 1890. It is modelled on typical structures found on hillsides for weary travellers. The characters around the door extol the virtues of bamboo, but oddly are in Chinese. A dragon sits on the roof to ward off evil.

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Buddha in the Arboretum. Close to the Japanese Rest House is this statue of the famous icon. A gift of some cherries to adorn the left hand, possibly from the tree not fat away.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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