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New online timed ticket booking system

Tuesday 1 September 2020 to
Tuesday 31 August 2021

As of Tuesday 1st September we will be introducing online timed and dated admission tickets for the arboretum in order to help keep all visitors and staff safe. This is due to an increase in footfall, which we expect to rise as we move into our busy autumn period. If you've already bought a ticket online (before 1st September 2020), your ticket will still be honoured and you do not need to book a timed slot.

From 1st September, tickets are available to buy via our website ONLY: www.batsarb.co.uk/tickets

Your chosen slot will give you a 30 minute window to arrive at the ticket office. Once on site, you can stay as long as you like but must vacate the car park by 5pm.

If you’re a current Batsford member (Friend of Batsford) you DO NOT need to book a timed slot and can visit any day, just show your membership card on arrival as normal (children accompanying members do not need to book either).

Complimentary Batsford ticket holders do not need to book a timed slot, please just bring proof of free entry/your complimentary ticket.

ALL other visitors will need to book a timed slot, including:

  • Those requiring standard tickets (including children under 4 years (free of charge));
  • Members of reciprocal gardens including Westonbirt Arboretum, Bodenham Arboretum, Bedgebury Arboretum and Sir Harold Hillier Gardens (please show your membership card upon arrival along with your online ticket booking);
  • RHS members (please show your RHS membership card upon arrival along with your online ticket booking – please note, free entry to RHS members is not applicable at Batsford during October and November);
  • Gardener’s World 2 for 1 pass holders - both visitors (please show your 2 for 1 pass upon arrival along with your online ticket booking – please note, the 2 for 1 pass is not valid at Batsford during October and November);
  • Caravan Club Members (please show your Caravan Club membership card upon arrival along with your online ticket booking);
  • Ernest Wilson Trust members (please show your Ernest Wilson membership card upon arrival along with your online ticket booking);
  • Moreton Show members (please show your Moreton Show membership card upon arrival along with your online ticket booking).

ALL visitors must present either a valid online admission ticket (alongside proof of any discounted or free entry (e.g. RHS card)), or valid Batsford membership card if applicable, to gain entry into the arboretum. Without your membership card or ticket you may be refused entry.

Tickets can be bought right up until the day you intend to visit, providing there are slots available. 

Thank you for your support and understanding,
The Batsford Foundation Team.

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