Water

There are many lakes and pools
exhibiting interesting features.
Bridges provide access to the islands
in the big pool - such as "Giants Island"
which children love to explore.
Seats throughout the Arboretum allow
the visitor to stop and rest for a while.

Garden of Trees
The epicentre of the Arboretum lies around
the big pool where many rare and ornamental
trees can be seen in flower or fruit
at all times of the year, their autumn colours are a special beauty. The Grand Avenue, which is in it's infancy, is planted with Pope's Seat Provenance Beech to mature over the next century.
It stretches up the hillside to the Gazebo, built to celebrate the Millennium, and the higher reaches
of the Arboretum where extensive views to
the Clent Hills and surrounding countryside
can be enjoyed.

Bodenham is situated in a protected valley,
away from traffic noise and visual intrusions.

Visitors regularly comment of the peace
and tranquility described by
the Tourist Board as the
"The Bodenham Experience"


Walks will take you through a patchwork
quilt of pools, plantations, dells and glades
which provide habitats for flora, fauna, insect
life and numerous species of resident and
migrating birds.
The aquatic and wet margins to the pools provide a breeding ground for many water-fowl
and myriads of frogs emerge each spring.
A haven for the naturalist!

 
   
   


Arboretum

Our collection of over 3000 species of trees
and shrubs are labelled, mapped and
catalogued in book form and computer.
We choose plants which will survive our climate.
The trees are laid out in sympathy with the
landscape, there are a number of
important collections such as Acers,
North American Oaks and Alders,
our policy being to mix up the
colours, shapes and sizes of the trees
throughout the Arboretum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sir Bernard Lovell

"Bodenham not only gives very great pleasure to the visitor but provides an educational experience rarely available in such peace and beauty"