Gardening Calendar

What ever time of year you visit Arley Arboretum, there is always something magical to see. Some of our particular favourites are to be found in the following seasons (with our Head Gardener’s notes where appropriate e.g. if something is out this week) :


  • Magnolias in the Magnolia Garden NOW OUT (Typically in bloom between March-May depending on climate)
  • Spring bulbs including Daffodils (March)
  • Camellias
  • Bluebells – a stunning carpet under the canopy of trees throughout the Arboretum
  • NOW OUT Wisteria (White Wisteria in the Italian Garden)
  • NOW OUT Herbaceous borders (Alliums, Tradescantia, Aconites, Peonies)
  • NOW OUT 65m Laburnum Arch – one of Britain’s longest (late spring early summer, typically May-June)


  • NOW OUT Rhoddendrons
  • NOW OUT Azaleas through the Laburnum Arch (Orange- Bronze Fire, Pink – Vicosa Reve d’Amour)
  • Herbaceous Borders


  • “Voted best places in Britain to see the autumn colours”  BBC Countryfile 2017
  • Vibrant reds of the Acers in the Arboretum’s Acer Glade


  • Snowdrops (End of February)

For up to date information regarding what’s currently in bloom at Arley Arboretum, visit our facebook page or blog for further details and pictures.

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