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The University of Oxford Harcourt Arboretum

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Oxford Lodge Peacock Gate | Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford OX44 9PX, England
+44 1865 343501
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Splendid arboretum; needs a cafe; bring a picnic

We like to visit aboreta and we enjoyed going to the Harcourt Arboretum. It has a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Richmond, United Kingdom
Beautiful Way to spend a few hours....

Impeccable arboretum. Beautiful specimen trees and shrubs. Colour and textures all summer long... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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Oxford Lodge Peacock Gate | Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford OX44 9PX, England
+44 1865 343501
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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

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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 4 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 2 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 23 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
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Walk among the trees and enjoy the peace and quiet of the woodlands and a varied collection of trees. If you visit in the Spring you may be lucky enough to be rewarded by the colourful display of bluebells.

Thank TravellingJSC
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Great location to spend a few hours and relax ... wonderful older trees, bluebells, azalea, creates some nice smells ... amble around and the kids will love the pigs and peacocks and it's very good value.

Thank sockpickler
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I visited Harcourt Arboretum on 20 April 2017, and the bluebells were nearly at their best.. Therefore, they will look their best from about between 22 April and 26 April 2017. Please note: There are nice toilets by the main entrance (Peacock Lodge, the Education...More

Thank SJF33
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is a very fine arboretum. At the moment there are just a few trees out in blossom , but there is a lovely display of daffodils (March 10). At all times of the year it is a beautiful peaceful area, but has peak times...More

Thank ES1211
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Keith W
6 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.