Winkworth Arboretum

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Address and contact details
Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AD
Tel: 01483 208477
Web site:
Latitude: 51° 9' 8" N
Longitude: 0° 34' 7" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:1938
Ownership:The National Trust
Garden code:WINKW
Umbrella organisation:National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, The National Trust
Head Gardener: Rob Tyler
Contact person: Rob Tyler
Total Staff:5
Total Horticultural Staff:3
Accessions:As for The National Trust.
Collections:As for The National Trust.
Physical environment
Altitude:98-153 m
Soil type:Sand, acid
Total area:49 ha
Weather recordsNo records kept
Average annual:721 mm
Plant collection
Plants:10 000
Notable plants within the collection:
Tallest Acer davidii in the British Isles, largest Amur maple, largest Fagus sylvatica 'Rohanii', Savernake Oak, Tallest Laurel Oak, largest Sorbus umbellata
Special families within the collections:
Rosaceae, Hamamelidaceae, Aceraceae, Magnoliaceae, Aquifoliaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Sorbus, Hamamelis, Acer, Magnolia, Ilex, Prunus, Rhododendron, Viburnum, Styrax, Stewartia, Quercus
Special collections:
Sorbus (Aria and Micromeles groups), NCCPG – 30 Taxa.
Record Keeping:Records kept
Record System:National Trust's Woody Plant Catalogue
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Identifications:Iinternal verification of material
Teaching and Education:Primary, secondary, higher, taxonomic and public education
Interpretation:Supervised walks
Friends Organisation:Yes
Visitor facilities:Restaurant, gift shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:75,000
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: Dawn-dusk, all year
Location map

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