Winkworth Arboretum

Winkworth Arboretum, Godalming: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Winkworth Arboretum Reviews: 4.5/5

Winkworth Arboretum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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4.5
561 reviews
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224
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37
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Tanya
Surrey, UK34 contributions
A lovely place to visit.
May 2021 • Couples
Always a lovely place to visit, and very interesting to see it at different times of the year. All very well organised.
Written May 14, 2021
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MiddxTraveller
Staines,Middlesex, UK72 contributions
Glorious bluebells. So much else lacking.
May 2021
We visited to enjoy the bluebells, which in May were breathtaking. Carpeted acres of magnificent swathes of blue. Amazing. However, the signage was practically non existent. We wandered around quite happily but for anyone with mobility problems this would have been a challenge. The coloured signs for each of the walks were not obvious, and missing at a lot of junctions. We stumbled across the play area by chance! The finger-pointing sign lettering needs repainting. There were no printed maps, we were advised to photograph the single map board. So,if you didn’t have a smart phone you were stuck. There were numbers on the map which remained unexplained as far as I could establish. Very very disappointing. Please, NT bosses, take a walk around these wonderful assets as though you were a first-time visitor and see how you get on. Oh, and the all too common queue at the cafe, understaffed at noon (why?) . After waiting in line with about ten others for fifteen minutes with no forward movement, we took to road to find somewhere more customer focussed for refreshment.
Written May 11, 2021
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Jon Y
London, UK68 contributions
Stunning place made even better by the staff insights
May 2021
We visited on a breezy but sunny day in May, and we're so glad we did.

Only 20 metres into the woodland and we shed the pressures and worries of our everyday lives. It's a stunning place - undulating walks introduce you to a wide variety of incredible trees, separated by rivers of bluebells. We were lucky enough to meet a member of staff on our walk ( we didn't get her name, but she was a grey haired lady who has an allotment at the end of her garden and hadn't worked there for a number of months due to COVID). She turned our visit from a 4 star to a 5 star - directing us to parts of the site visitors rarely explore (more bluebells) and giving us all sorts of insights about the plants. It was also sad to hear about the people who visit in a normal year and trample all over the bluebells.

All in all, highly recommend and we'll be back!
Written May 8, 2021
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Jeannie2207
Windsor, UK1,057 contributions
Lovely wandering amongst the trees and bluebells
May 2021
Excellent day out walking in the woods. We spent 2-3 hours here walking the various footpaths around the 100 acre estate. The weather was a bit variable but the trees, the azaleas and the bluebells were looking great. Lots of blossom and colour. Lovely to walk by the lake and up and down lots of hills for some view points across the hills. Great snacks in the coffee shop afterwards.
Written May 6, 2021
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Cliff J
London, UK1,900 contributions
Bluebells and Blossom
May 2021
The Daffodils have just about finished, the Bluebells are at their magnificent best and the Rhododendrons and Azaleas are just coming out; a wonderful experience at this National Trust property just south of Godalming in the wonderful Surrey countryside. Due to Covid-19 you still have to pre-book to visit the Arboretum. There are three main walks - all colour coded and well signposted; Blue at 1 km; Yellow at 1.6 kms and Red at 3.6 kms as well as many other paths. You enter the Arboretum at the top and walk down into the bowl, it's quite steep going down and of course, you have to walk back up again! There is plenty of seating along the various paths to rest up and enjoy the views across the lake and hillside opposite. Lots of ducks and geese in and around the lake and several ducklings and goslings are around at this time of year. Refreshments are available at the cafe located near the entrance/car park.
Written May 4, 2021
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MarkMahoney
Aldershot, UK1,534 contributions
Picturesque Gardens
Apr 2021 • Couples
Lovely gardens and open space with numerous scrubs plants and flowers. Nice in April and may during the bluebell and azeleas season. Theirs also a picturesque lake and boathouse.
Written April 4, 2021
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Hum
40 contributions
Differentiated walk with unbelievable views
Jul 2020
Visit Winkworth in the summer months. The views are amazing. The build up of trees at different levels make this place a stunning National Trust. The walk allows a shorter flatter walk along a body of water up to the red route round the back of the site. Winkworth is very steep and will definitely wear out keen little walkers (as ours found out).
Written January 23, 2021
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Northingtons
Wellingborough, UK133 contributions
Different experience during the seasons
Oct 2020
I love visiting Winkworth and although now moved away still try to visit a couple of times a year when in the area. There is a great new(ish) play area for the kids to run around and due to the number of different paths you can take a different route on each visit.
Written December 29, 2020
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Little Jenny
London424 contributions
Great even in these challenging times
Oct 2020
This was a return visit for us as we love it here. The autumn colours were lovely. We were very impressed by the booking and site arrangements for C19 and would nit hesitate to return,
Written December 12, 2020
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Alexhorne3
18 contributions
Previous reviews unfair
Nov 2020 • Friends
I went here for the first time with my 8mth old with a friend who also had her baby. We had a pushchair and carrier. The “access for all” trail was perfect for a pushchair but quite short. The other trails were longer but had steps so we used the carriers for these. Beautiful paths, only a little muddy considering the time of the year. The car park was also a little muddy but not bad at all. I wore walking boots which were more than adequate. No queue for the coffee shop, no queue to get in. Ample space in car park! Lovely place to go for a walk with some fabulous views. Recommend a visit. The only reason I e not given it 5 stars is because it’s a little small. You can do most of the paths in half a day.
Written November 26, 2020
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