Winkworth Arboretum


Prologue

 

 

Winkworth Arboretum is situated to the south of Godalming in the southwest corner of Surrey. Originally developed as a plant collection by Dr. Wilfred Fox who gave the 25ha site to the National Trust in 1952, the property has since been enlarged to its present 45ha.

The arboretum lies on rolling hillside and a valley leading down to a lake and a new wetland area, which is being developed following dam restoration.

It is planted with over 1,000 different trees and shrubs, many of which are rare, which give impressive displays in spring with magnolias, azaleas and bluebells matched by the dramatic reds, golds and browns of maples, cherries etc during autumn. In the summer the site is an ideal place for family visits and a picnic.

Because of the topography of the site there is limited wheelchair access, but the shop and tea shop serves light refreshments and teas.