Batsford Arboretum

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Address and contact details
Batsford arboretum, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9QF
Tel: 01386 701441, 0731 8008512
Fax: 01368 6701829
Web site:
Latitude: 52° 0' 10" N
Longitude: 1° 43' 39" W
Background to the collection
Ownership:The Batsford Foundation
Garden code:BATSF
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Director: Mr Stuart Priest
Head Gardener: Mr Matthew Hall
Contact person: Mr Matthew Hall
Total Staff:6
Total Horticultural Staff:14
Accessions:Firstly, plants from Asia and the Far East; secondly, plants which will add to the aesthetics of the Arboretum. Using wild collected accessions where possible.
Collections:To maintain collections at a representative level and to improve and complete, as far as practicable, the collections of Pinus and Japanese flowering cherries and bamboos.
Physical environment
Altitude:5-235 m
Soil type:Clay
Total area:25 ha
Weather recordsNo records kept
Strength:Below average
Average annual:750 mm
Plant collection
Notable plants within the collection:
Juniperus drupacea, Syrian juniper; Champion trees: Fraxinus americana, American white ash and Torreya californica, Californian nutmeg, Chusquea breviglumis, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, Davidia involucrata, Cryptomeria japonica, Taiwania cryptomerioides.
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
China, Eastern Asia, Indo-China
Special families within the collections:
Pinaceae, Fagaceae, Rosaceae, Aceraceae, Magnoliaceae, Gramineae
Special genera within the collections:
Acer, Abies, Quercus, Magnolia, Picea, Pinus, Prunus, Sorbus
Special collections:
ICCP Conifer Conservation
Sato-Jakura (Japanese cherries)
Record Keeping:Kept since 1992
Record System:unknown
Plant-collecting trips:International
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Publications:Garden catalogue
Teaching and Education:Public education, potential for primary, secondary, higher, taxonomic
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, guided trails
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Restaurant, plant shop, gift shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:55000
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 10am-5pm (1st Feb-14th Nov)
Guiding principles behind the collection
The Arboretum is administered and supported by the Batsford Foundation for the education of the public and for research and conservation.
Location map
Location map

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