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The University of Oxford Harcourt Arboretum

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Address: Oxford Lodge Peacock Gate | Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford OX44 9PX, England
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partner of Botanical Gardens, Oxford

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A lovely arboretum, only spoiled by being too close to the main A4074

Harcourt Arboretum is owned and managed by the University of Oxford. As well as a range of specimen large trees, there is a collection of acers which can be quite spectacular in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 November 2016
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Fantastic collection, wonderfully cared for. Hosts events from time to time. We have chosent to support financially as a family and visit regularly

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Thank Johnoxford01
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great place to get away from it all and enjoy nature. Took my son there and we had a great day spending it in the forest. Learned about some cool plants too! We will be back soon.

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Thank TheSchatzis
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Good (paper) guides, good loos. A coffee machine or something similar would have been nice! Great place to visit.

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Thank Alison J
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Interesting trail to follow along the Acer Walk, and following the trail around the Aboretum, stopping at each sign which gave interesting facts about the trees, insects, and where the trees came from. A really pleasant walk.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Harcourt Arboretum is owned and managed by the University of Oxford. As well as a range of specimen large trees, there is a collection of acers which can be quite spectacular in the autumn. It is a pity that the acers are all planed down at the point of the arboretum closest to the road - the noise is quite... More 

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Thame, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Acers in the arboretum were beautiful and there were other interesting features, including the peacocks. There were lots of people, even though the weather was not at it's best. The children (there were lots of them running about) were really enjoying themselves. As well as being able run about, there were some pigs that caught their attention. Overall, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This was my first visit to the arboretum and to visit in the Autumn was very special. To see so many beautiful colours all in one place was amazing. There is a small charge to enter the arboretum but well worth it. The arboretum does not have anywhere to purchase food and drink so it would be advisable to take... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

A useful place to stop and stretch your legs. The different paths are not well signed, so it's easy to get lost, even with a map. We spent about an hour wandering round, luckily we had two for one tickets. But agree £10.00 would be expensive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place has long been a family favourite and a beautiful park to take visitors. There are lots of walks, some more arduous than others, but all leaving the visitor with a wonderful impression of the care and management taken over this woodland. Every season brings something new and delightful. The bright colours of summer give way to the warm... More 

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Thank Gina S
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Passed the Harcourt Aroboretum many times and finally decided to go in and have a look around. First impressions - a field with pylons running through it, what are we paying for here? As you walk around the site and through to where the Redwoods are you can't help but be impressed, the trails for walking are well maintained and... More 

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