Frequently asked questions

Are dogs allowed in the arboretum?

Dogs are welcome in the arboretum, garden centre and cafe as long as they are on a short lead at all times, EXTENDABLE LEADS ARE NOT ALLOWED.  Please clean up after your dog and place in any of the litter bins around the site.

Do we allow childrens scooters in the arboretum?

Unfortunately not. We do not allow children’s scooters in the arboretum, the visitor centre or the garden centre

Are bicycles allowed in the arboretum?

No, there is no cycling allowed in the aboretum (this applies to both children and adults), including any form of bike, trike or balance bike.

Do we allow picnicking in the arboretum?

Unfortunately not. 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 – please vacate by 5.15pm as the gate on the main road will lock at 5.30pm, thank you.

Do I get free arboretum entry with my RHS membership?

We offer free entry to RHS members (main member/member 1 only) daily except during October and November when our standard admission rates apply.

Blossom at Batsford Arboretum in the Cotswolds
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