Explore over 130 acres of the world’s rare and endangered trees, with some of the oldest redwoods in the UK. Seasonal highlights include wildflower meadows, rhododendrons and bluebell woods.
During your visit, you may come across livestock at the Arboretum, for example domestic breeds of pig such as Oxford Sandy and Blacks, or the distinctive Castlemilk Morrit breed of sheep, which play an important role in maintaining our wildflower meadows.
When you arrive, take a moment to stay quiet and still, and watch our bird feeder next to the ticket office. Here you may catch a glimpse of great tits, blue tits, coal tits, woodpeckers, nuthatches and chaffinches. The loudest birds here are our resident peacocks, which call to impress the peahens, whilst displaying their prominent fan-like tail. You may also hear the shrill cry of the red kites that glide overhead.
Visit Harcourt Arboretum by bus, with our River Rapids X39/X40 services operating up to every 30 minutes between Oxford, Wallingford and Reading!