Wild Arboretum

Open For Visitors

Entry to the Arboretum is free, but for everyone's comfort we are limiting the numbers onsite. We strongly recommend pre-booking your visit to guarantee entry. You can check our latest availability and book online using the link below.

Our team will continue to wear face coverings in indoor spaces during their time at the Arboretum. Visitors are also welcome to wear face covering should they wish to in our indoor areas. 


Visitors are advised that the Coffee Shop is currently closed. Our Restaurant is open from 10am - 3pm. 


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Gallery Three, on display until 13 March 2022.

The National Memorial Arboretum is teeming with wildlife, plant life and fungi.


Woodland, meadowland, lakes, wetland and rivers serve as home to a whole variety of mammals, insects, fish and birds. The Arboretum is a living, breathing memorial. 

Through the artworks displayed in this exhibition, artist Gerard Hobson has captured the essence of many animals, trees and fungi that can be found at the Arboretum. Explore the displays, then step outside to see for yourself just how much life is flourishing amongst the memorials. 


Gerard Hobson: Wild Arboretum

Gerard Hobson

Since childhood Gerard Hobson has had a love for birds, animals and art, with his passion for wildlife seeing him qualify as a zoologist from Bangor University in 1984. He then spent some time working for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust as a botanist, later becoming an illustrator for them. Gerard went on to work with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust after relocating to the north, continuing to develop his work while studying the art of printmaking. The vibrant, colourful prints displayed here are the product of years of experience and exploration, embodying the artist’s love for nature in its many forms for all to enjoy.