General admission tickets are released each Thursday and can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance. People visiting the Arboretum must follow the latest government guidance relating to travel and social distancing, and anyone advised to self-isolate should not visit at this time.
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that the final stage in the roadmap for lifting the national restrictions will be delayed, we wanted to reassure you that the outdoor events that we have planned for the summer will still be able to go ahead. These include our Armed Forces Day celebrations (26-27 June), Luna Cinema (16-18 July) and our Summer Proms (7-8 August).
The Chapel, Far East Prisoners of War Memorial Building, indoor seating in our Restaurant, our Shop, some exhibition space, and most other indoor areas at the Arboretum remain open.
We are legally obliged to ask all visitors over the age of 16 to either check in with the NHS Test and Trace App or to provide contact details upon arrival.
Further information about the measures currently in place at the Arboretum can be found by following the link below.
Since its official opening twenty years ago, the Arboretum has grown into an inspirational living landscape where families, friends and comrades can celebrate lives lived and remember lives lost. Much has changed since 2001, however our purpose remains the same: to be the Nation’s year-round place to remember, an inspirational, world-class setting freely open to all.
This year, we are celebrating our history and laying out our plans and ambitions for the future. We are making three pledges in which we commit to continue to engage people in Remembrance, adopt and advocate for sustainable practices, and nurture a space that is inclusive and accessible to all. As we look towards the future, we commit to uphold these pledges as we cultivate a time and place where people can reunite, rejoice and remember.
Since planting began at the Arboretum over 20 years ago many people have contributed to our story, from our founders with a germ of an idea, to each of the 300,000 visitors we now welcome to site each year.
To mark the 20th Anniversary of our official opening we are sharing the stories of just some of those connected with our 150-acre site.