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Visit to Winkworth Arboretum

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Tuesday, 10 May, 2016
1:45 am - 4:00 am


Tuesday 10th May 2016

 1.45pm – 4.00pm


Winkworth Arboretum was the result of the vision and passion of Dr Wilfred Fox, who bought the wooded valley and its lakes in 1937 to use as a canvas for planting trees to ‘paint a picture’. He used Winkworth to experiment with different tree species and planting styles for fifteen years, before giving the land to the National Trust in 1952. In spring there are spectacular carpets of bluebells, clouds of cherry blossom and magnolias and the wonderful ‘Azalea Steps’ beside the boathouse, giving an abundance of colour and scent.

A National Trust Ranger will tell us about the history of the Arboretum and the trees and plants that we see, including how the National Trust maintains Winkworth, its only Arboretum.

Venue: Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey GU8 4AD. Full joining details will be sent with booking confirmation.

The terrain contains steep hills and is not suitable for those without good mobility and reasonable fitness. Suitable clothing for the prevailing weather (eg. waterproofs), and stout walking shoes should be worn. This event will not be suitable for children under 10 or pushchairs.

Well behaved dogs on leads can attend.

Refreshments (not included in price) including light lunches and cakes, are available at the National Trust tea room (open 10.00am – 5.30pm) near the entrance. Note that most seating is outdoors. Toilet facilities are available near the entrance gate.

The cost for the visit will be £7 for SHS members (£13.50 if not a National Trust member) and £9 for non-SHS members (£15.50 if not a National Trust member).

Booking is essential. Please enclose your e-mail address OR a stamped addressed envelope for confirmation of your booking before 1st May.


For further details or enquiries, please contact info@surreyhillssociety.org