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Winkworth Arboretum

Hascombe Road, Godalming GU8 4AD, England
+44 1483 208477
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A lovely experience!

Such a lovely place to re-charge the batteries whilst you stroll around the various paths and soak... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane A
Somerset, England
Beautiful spot to relax and unwind

Deciding on a staycation we went to Winkworth and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The grounds are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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A tranquil hillside arboretum created by Dr Wilfred Fox in the early twentieth century, now cared for by the National Trust. Open 363 days a year with stunning botanical displays all year round.
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  • Very good42%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hascombe Road, Godalming GU8 4AD, England
+44 1483 208477
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a lovely place to re-charge the batteries whilst you stroll around the various paths and soak up the stunning views. I would definitely like to return during the autumn to see the colours and during spring when the rhododendron's and azaleas and flowering. The...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Deciding on a staycation we went to Winkworth and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The grounds are beautiful with stunning views down to the lake and boathouse. There is an accessible walk suitable for wheelchairs and buggies but for the more adventurous there are walks with...More

Thank Dutch_lady_traveller
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Definitely worth a visit! There's so much land to cover with a variety of trees and flowers and beautiful lake with a boathouse. There is one cafe at the entrance but nothing once you enter so make sure you grab a drink etc. beforehand. We...More

Thank Gemma T
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A fabulous collection of trees and flowering shrubs, the best time of year to see the flowering shrubs is in late spring. The blue bells are also outstanding at that time of year, some of the best we have seen anywhere in the country. the...More

Thank Coopper29
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This unassuming place is a haven in the Surrey countryside, Near Godalming, it offers gently weaving paths through beautiful trees, chirruping birds and fluttering butterflies. On a sunny summer's day, it is calming and scenic: great views across the gentle undulations from the viewing platform...More

Thank KevinHorlock
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Having only previously visited Winkworth Arboretum during the bluebell flowering season it was nice to revisit when the Arboretum was a lot less busy. There are some lovely walks and it would take hours to explore them all. Some paths are a bit steep so...More

Thank Andrew081
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The paths are in need of maintenance, not for the infirm and certainly not easy for pushchair or mobility scooters. Asked at the desk if there was anything of special interest,to be told no,it's past,I came thinking we would see majestic unusual trees. The boathouse...More

Thank wanderlust985
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We've been to Winkworth Arboretum 3 times (twice in Spring, once in Autumn) and it's a definite family favourite. In Spring, the azaleas and bluebells are spectacular, while the trees are a kaleidoscope of colours come Autumn time. There are several different areas to explore...More

Thank neil_hun
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Spent a lovely afternoon here in February. Great place to stroll around and see what is in flower. Staff very helpful and direct you to the location of what is in bloom. Challenging for those who have difficulty with mobility.

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My wife and I live in Fleet and we met friends from Woking here this afternoon. We'd missed most of the spring colours and the day was overcast but nevertheless Winkworth was, as always, a very relaxing place to be with some splendid views over...More

Thank Will P
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
That's a bit of a "how long is a piece of string" question, without a reference to the speed of walking. I remember it as about 500m, so less than 5 minutes walking for me walking quickly or 10 minutes at a dawdle looking... More
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Response from LucyC1012 | Reviewed this property |
Not really playgrounds but there are some areas around the cafe that would be good for kids to play safely.