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Dogs & Picnics


Dogs are welcome in the arboretum as long as they are on a short lead at all times. They are also allowed in the main building and the cafe as long as they are well behaved.

Dog water is available at several sites around the visitor building and cafe. The streams and ponds around the arboretum are fed by a natural spring.  

Please be aware that on hot sunny days ground surfaces around the visitor building and on the cafe terrace may be hot for dogs paws.

Please clean up after your dog and place in any of the litter bins around the site.


Unfortunately we don’t allow picnics in the Arboretum, however, there are picnic tables situated at the rear of the visitor centre for you to use and you can picnic on any of the grassy areas around the lower car parks.