Harcourt Arboretum Houses
Six miles south of Oxford on the A4074 is the Harcourt Arboretum. This is an integral part of the plant collection of the Botanic Garden.
There are no walls, glasshouses or straight lines at the Arboretum - it is almost as if it were designed to be the antidote to the formality of the Botanic Garden in central Oxford.
In addition to a dramatic collection of trees and shrubs the Arboretum is home to a series of themed plants including a fern gully, meadow and a collection of Plants from High Places.
All of the plants grown within Plants from High Places come from mountainous parts of the world. Six beds have been planted with species from the Pyrenees, the Pindhos Mountains, the Himalayas, the Drakensburg Mountains, the Chilean Andes and South Island of New Zealand.
The Arboretum, with its acid soil, open space and informal serpentine walks and rides, provides the perfect companion to and yet antidote for the Botanic Garden.
The collection of plants for which the University is now responsible is more diverse and more comprehensive than has been possible at any time since the founding of the Oxford Physic Garden in 1621. .
AddressNuneham Courtenay, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX44 9PX
Opening times10am - 5pm
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