Arley Arboretum

We are pleased to welcome Arley Arboretum to the Geopark Forum!


Renowned for its stunning beauty, Arley Arboretum sits on the banks of the River Severn at Upper Arley.

One of the oldest and most spectacular Arboreta in Britain, it is now open to the public thanks to the Trustees of the Roger and Douglas Turner Charitable Trust.

The Arboretum is now home to over 300 species of trees and features the beautiful Laburnum arch, measuring 65 metres. Popular with nature lovers, families and walkers, Arley Arboretum is a magical place to visit throughout the year, with every season bringing a different breathtaking vista.

Trees at Arley Arboretum


Arley Arboretum is home to some of the most stunning gardens found anywhere in the UK. These include our beautifully restored Italian Gardens, the magical Magnolia Garden, our spectacular display of Rhododendrons and Azaleas, a fine collection of Acers and a selction of special tree species.

Italian garden and fountain at Arley Arboretum

Tea room

Their tranquil tearoom is located within the walled gardens of the Arboretum and is a great place to relax before or after an enjoyable tour of our gardens.

You are also welcome to bring a picnic of your own to enjoy at one of the picnic tables.

The Garden tea room is free for all visitors, with admission into the Arboretum and Gardens charged separately on point of entry.

Laburnum arch at Arley Arboretum


Arley Arboretum is a great place for a day out with the kids. Adventure is never far away, with acres of woodland to explore, wide open natural vistas to run and play in and activities all year round, there really is something for everyone. There is an Adventure Play Trail with 9 separate apparatus suitable for 2 to 12 year olds, plus a maze to explore.

Spark your imagination on our adventure trails, battle goblins and free the little folk in our quests.

Arley Arboretum


Normal opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm, and currently all visits must be booked in advance.