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Winkworth Arboretum

Hascombe Road, Godalming GU8 4AD, England
+44 1483 208477
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Wonderful even in winter

Spent a lovely afternoon here in February. Great place to stroll around and see what is in flower... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Lesley S
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Great place to catch up with friends

My wife and I live in Fleet and we met friends from Woking here this afternoon. We'd missed most of... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Will P
Fleet, United Kingdom
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A tranquil hillside arboretum created by Dr Wilfred Fox in the early twentieth century, now cared for by the National Trust. Open 363 days a year with stunning botanical displays all year round.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good42%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“autumn colours” (51 reviews)
“national trust” (37 reviews)
“boat house” (21 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hascombe Road, Godalming GU8 4AD, England
+44 1483 208477
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Spent a lovely afternoon here in February. Great place to stroll around and see what is in flower. Staff very helpful and direct you to the location of what is in bloom. Challenging for those who have difficulty with mobility.

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

My wife and I live in Fleet and we met friends from Woking here this afternoon. We'd missed most of the spring colours and the day was overcast but nevertheless Winkworth was, as always, a very relaxing place to be with some splendid views over...More

Thank Will P
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We visited this place during the afternoon. It is an arborteum - meaning full of trees - and there are some lovely and beautiful ones at that ! Because this place belongs to the National Trust, there is a price to pay (£8 for adults),...More

Thank macrandolph
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Amazing azaleas and a beautiful lake. Perfect for walking around in the spring or the summer with activities for children and a lovely little National Trust cafe.

Thank munkat
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

What a lovely afternoon I had with my Daughter and Grandchildren last Friday exploring the new play area it is amazing and although only 2 & 4 both had a really fun time. The new children's meal with wraps was also a great success!

Thank AngelaGilmour
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Had always thought of Winkworth as a place to go in autumn for the colours rather than in spring. Visiting today it was stunning though, with masses of bluebells in the woods and bright reds, pinks and purples along the azalea steps. Although busy there...More

Thank BackinBracknell
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

National Trust maintains their reputation here. Three marked, easy-to-navigate routes of varying length and undulation. Beautiful views. Perfect in late April with riot of colour, particularly from the famed bluebells. New natural play area for kids. Small and mainly focussed at younger children but nicely...More

Thank hlbbartlett
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We visited Winkworth on the May bank holiday Monday and luckily decided to go early, as despite the inclement rainy weather it was getting very busy by the time we left. We just bumbled in and bumbled around, but for the more organised there are...More

Thank bargee2016
Reviewed 2 May 2017

`Beware the steep hills , but if your up for a bit of a work out the vista and plants are well worth the effort . Wild life around the lake are ideal viewing to just sit and watch the world go by. Relaxing destination...More

Thank Ray W
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Such a beautiful place to look around, so many different plants and tree specimens to look at. Would have liked more time to look around. We found some parts quite steep but with further exploration these areas may have been able to be avoided

Thank Carol D
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16 August 2017|
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Response from adventuroushare | Reviewed this property |
The dig or the dog?...yes, dogs can go there!! You can't do an archaeological dig tho'!!!
Anurag S
7 April 2017|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
That's a bit of a "how long is a piece of string" question, without a reference to the speed of walking. I remember it as about 500m, so less than 5 minutes walking for me walking quickly or 10 minutes at a dawdle looking... More
25 October 2016|
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Response from LucyC1012 | Reviewed this property |
Not really playgrounds but there are some areas around the cafe that would be good for kids to play safely.