Batsford Arboretum & Garden Centre

Opening Times: Open every day except Christmas Day, 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm Sundays.
Admission Rates: Entry including 10% gift aid donation; Adults £8.95, Concessions (over 65 & Students) £7.95,
Children (aged 4-16) £3.50, Family £20.00. Prices without donation; Adults £8.10, Concessions £7.20, Children £3.15. Family £18.15.
Groups Rates: £6.00 for adults, £3.00 for children. Minimum group size 20.
Facilities: 56 acre arboretum, Garden Shop and Plant Centre, Gift Shop, Garden Terrace cafe, Cotswold Falconry
Centre and Cotswold Archery. Dogs are welcome in the arboretum and visitor centre on a short lead.
Disabled Access: Partial access to the arboretum. Disabled toilets and parking, wheelchairs available on loan. ‘Trampers’ (electric scooters) are also available. Please call us for more information and to pre-book.
Tours/Events: We are happy to arrange tours for groups. Please contact us for more information.
Please see our website for event details.
Coach Parking: Free coach parking is available and all coaches will be met when possible.
Length of Visit: 2-3 Hours.
Booking Contact: Helen Powell, Batsford Arboretum, Batsford, Moreton in Marsh, Glos GL56 9QB.
Telephone: 01386 701441.
Email: [email protected]
Location: 1 mile west of Moreton in Marsh on A44 road. (Satnav postcode GL56 9AD).

Updated: December 2019

Admission Prices

Did you know that Batsford Arboretum is a conservation and education charity?

If you are a UK tax payer and you make a donation that is 10% more than the admission, the government will give us 25p for every £1 of your entrance fee. It’s called a gift aid visit and it makes a massive difference to us and our vital conservation work.

Admission Prices with Donation

Adults £8.95**
Concessions* £7.95**
Children (4-15) £3.50** (Under 4 years Free)
Families (2 adults and 2 children(4-15)) £20.00**

Disabled visitors are very welcome, please call 01386 701441 for more information.

Please note: Free entry for RHS members and the Gardener’s World 2 for 1 offer is NOT valid during October and November.

*Concessions include 65+, Student, Armed Forces, Emergency Services and NHS (Please bring proof)

The visitor centre – where you’ll find our Cafe, Garden Centre and Gift Shop – is completely free to come and have a look around, enjoy a meal or browse our beautiful gifts. The only part of Batsford you have to pay to go into is the Arboretum.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: When buying online tickets please press the submit button once otherwise you may incur multiple charges

We are sorry but our system will not accept overseas credit and debit cards.

Online tickets are not timed and are valid on any day for 6 months from the date of purchase.

Privacy Policy

Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the personal information you provide to us. The Batsford Foundation is committed to meeting its obligations under the Data Protection Act of 1998.

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Getting here

By car

Batsford Arboretum & Garden Centre is located just a mile and a half from the historic Cotswold market town of Moreton-in-Marsh. Our entrance is on Bourton Road/along the A44 (towards/from Bourton on the Hill) – look out for brown directional signs as you approach us from either direction.

For driving directions to Moreton, and enter your postcode.

If using SATNAV, please use the postcode GL56 9AD which takes you towards Fenhill Close in Bourton-on-the-Hill, approx. 350 yards from our entrance – look out for our red flags.

Please note: There is NO access from Batsford Village.

Free car parking is available to all visitors, with disabled parking for blue badge holders in front of the main entrance to the visitor centre.

By train

First Great Western operates train services between London Paddington and Evesham, Worcester and Hereford via Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh, the journey time is approx. 1 hour 40 minutes from London to Moreton. Local taxis often meet the London trains but it may be better to book in advance.

For information on Moreton’s train station and to plan your journey, .

By bus

There are regular buses to Moreton-in-Marsh from Cheltenham direction on the 801 Pulham’s Coaches service. The 1 and 2 Johnsons Excelbus services from Stratford Upon Avon drops passengers at the end of our drive from Moreton. The service takes about 5 minutes, but please bear in mind you’ll have to walk up the mile long drive.

for information on local bus services.

By taxi

We would recommend booking your taxi in advance. For a list of taxi firms covering the Moreton area .

By bicycle

We are easily accessible by bicycle from the direction of Moreton-in-Marsh or Bourton-on-the-Hill along the A44. Please note that cycling within the Arboretum is not permitted, we ask all cyclists to leave their bikes in the bike racks provided outside the main entrance to our visitor centre. Please note: There is NO access from Batsford Village.


You can walk from Moreton-in-Marsh via the Monarch’s Way (about 1.7 miles). This picturesque footpath takes around 35 minutes and brings you right up to the Arboretum.

Garden Terrace Cafe 01386 701974

At the heart of the Visitor Centre you’ll find the Garden Terrace Café – a great place to catch up with friends for morning coffee or lunch, or to indulge in one of our sumptuous cakes with afternoon tea! Why not enjoy your meal from our lovely terrace overlooking the Plant Centre – a great place to soak up the atmosphere and the sun. Don’t forget to pick up one of our loyalty cards to get a free coffee or tea!

Opening times

We are open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm, Saturday 9.30am to 5pm and from 10am to 5pm on Sundays.

Breakfast is served until 11.00am with hot lunches available from 12 to 2pm.

Paninis, soup and a huge range of cakes are available throughout the day.

Free Wifi

We’re delighted to be able to offer our customers free Wifi so you can sit back, enjoy your snack and browse the internet at the same time.

Fresh food everyday

Everything is freshly-baked on the premises each day using locally-sourced produce wherever possible and we offer three home-baked hot dishes every lunchtime – one meat, one fish and one vegetarian option all served with a choice of vegetables or salad.

Please note we are unable to take table reservations in the cafe.

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