Winkworth Arboretum

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United Kingdom - Surrey - Godalming

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International Agenda Registration: No

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ArbNet Accredited: Level II

About the Winkworth Arboretum

A peaceful arboretum on a hillside setting with stunning views over the rolling Surrey hills "Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty" and a lake with a delightful old boathouse. It was founded in 1937 by a Dr Fox who's philosophy was painting with trees and shrubs'. He did this through massed plantings of key species in a way that compliments the natural beauty of the valley and the Surrey Hills countryside beyond. It was gifted to the National Trust in 1952 Its 110 acres afford spectacular spring and autumn colours from rare trees and shrubs laid out in group plantings. In April the slopes turn into blue mists of bluebells. One of the finest collections of Sorbus in the country. Walking along the paths that lead through the trees affords excellent views as the sun strikes through the autumn-tinted foliage or lights up the coloured fruits. Good use of Blue Atlas Cedar to enhance the spring and autumn colours. Interesting fungi in autumn.

Main Address:
Winkworth Arboretum
Hascombe Road
Surrey GU8 4AD United Kingdom

Telephone: 01483 208477
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mike Calnan
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Alison Crook - Plant Collections Curator

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 51.161356
    Longitude: -0.585321
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes