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Arboretum, £2.50


Mr R Vernon

01530 413 700


Annwell Lane,
LE65 2TA


We are an RHS partner garden and although most of the large trees are still young with the majority at under 22 years of age, many of the shrubs and smaller trees already show their full beauty of form and habit and the arboretum has become a beautiful woodland walk with rare plant treasures on display to entice the real enthusiast!

Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

Garden Opening Times
March to October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 5pm
(Sundays & Bank Holidays: 10.30am to 4.30pm)

November to February - Monday to Saturday: 9am to 4pm (closed on Sundays)
The nursery and gardens are closed from December 24th to January 2nd and on Easter Sunday


£5 per person, £4 concessions


  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)



See location of BlueBell Nursery and Arboretum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 343183  Lat: 52.76122 Long: -1.49314

From the South & West
Go to the junction of the A42 and the A511 on the outskirts of Ashby de la Zouch.
At this roundabout take the A511 North towards Burton upon Trent.
In about 200 yards go ahead, continuing on the A511, this is the new Ashby bypass opened in spring 2002.
At the next roundabout turn right onto the B5006 following the brown tourist sign "Arboretum".
Take the first turning left into the village of Smisby.
Go through Smisby keeping to the left of the Church.
The nursery and arboretum are on the right just after a sharp left hand corner.

Parking: free