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) :


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


  • Rhodedendrons
  • Azelas in the Azalea walk
  • 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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