Winkworth Arboretum

Tranquil hillside woodland with sweeping views

  • Over 1,000 different shrubs and trees
  • Many rare species
  • Impressive displays of spring flowers and autumn colour
  • In the summer it is an ideal place for family visits and a picnic


Until 1937 the land now occupied by Winkworth Arboretum was a relatively neglected corner of a Surrey estate. The steep slopes on the west side of the valley were considered unfit for cultivation and left as natural woodland, together with a few patches of forestry plantation and sweet chestnut coppice.

On the other side of the valley, beyond two fishing lakes, the gentler, rolling hills of the North Downs formed the skyline to the north and east, making it difficult to imagine that central London lay only 30 miles away.

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