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The University of Oxford Harcourt Arboretum

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A Great Low Cost Day Out In the Sun With The Kids

If you fancy a nice day out in the sun, picnic and kids in tow, this is a great place to sit down... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Paul Y
Lovely walk through the Rhodedendrons

We were initially attracted by the news that there was a Plant Sale which turned out to be a bit... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We had such a great walk around the Arboretum, it was so peaceful and relaxing, would thoroughly recommend. There were some pigs too which were a cute addition to the walk.

Thank Anne-Marie H
Reviewed 28 May 2018

If you fancy a nice day out in the sun, picnic and kids in tow, this is a great place to sit down, have a picnic and lets the kids run themselves tired! There were action kits avavilable for loan, for the cost of a...More

Thank Paul Y
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We were initially attracted by the news that there was a Plant Sale which turned out to be a bit limited and quite expensive. However we did enjoy a "walk in the woods" especially as the Rhodedendron season, whilst perhaps just past its very best,...More

Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk and beautiful Rhododendrons, meadows and one of the Oxford pigs having a bath in the water trough!! Not forgetting the Peacocks!

1  Thank Philip H
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We like to visit aboreta and we enjoyed going to the Harcourt Arboretum. It has a wonderful collection of labelled trees and some very impressive ancient grassland. As members of Kew, we got in free! The collection is impressive and the walk along the serpentine...More

2  Thank SergeLourie
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Impeccable arboretum. Beautiful specimen trees and shrubs. Colour and textures all summer long! Nice trails and a stunning Bluebell walk in April/May along with the daffodils. Good parking and lovely to have the company of many Peacocks who grace the grounds!

Thank CAB54
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Not sure about value for money but for the few pounds demanded we enjoyed a very pleasant stroll among the multiplicity of trees growing here. We were very free to ramble around, stopping first at the pig pen where some rare breed pigs were mopping...More

Thank Alan1fromOz
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

The arboretum itself is well worth visiting, but there are also a set of meadows that the University have returned to being proper flower meadows. They are teeming with bees, butterflies, dragonflies and other insects, as well as a good range of different plants. The...More

Thank Clivel_98
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent arboretum with a wide range of trees and shrubs. As one of the oldest in the U.K. It offers a wide range of woodland and meadow walks. An excellent day out and good value for money. Plenty of places for picnics...More

Thank trrip53
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Really great place to take children to show different types of trees and butterflies in the meadows. Small piggery which the toddlers really loved. And the peacocks are beautiful! A very relaxing morning wandering around the beautifully tended gardens.

Thank ramblingb
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Keith W
7 May 2017|
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Response from Johnoxford01 | Reviewed this property |
All parking is free but entrance is changeable
7 November 2016|
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Response from canuckabroad10 | Reviewed this property |
yes. £5 for an adult day ticket in 2016. under £20 for an annual pass. prices are listed on their site.