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image for Arboretum item typeBlueBell Nursery & Arboretum

Arboretum, £2.50


Annwell Lane,
LE65 2TA


The BlueBell Arboretum was started in 1992 on a six acre paddock. Amongst the British native trees planted to provide much needed shelter on this windy site are hundreds of the choice plants to admire.

Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

Garden Opening Times
March to October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 5pm
(Sundays & Bank Holidays: 10.30am to 4.30pm)

November to February - Monday to Saturday: 9am to 4pm (closed on Sundays)
The nursery and gardens are closed from December 24th to January 2nd and on Easter Sunday


£5 per person, £4 concessions

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 10 Jun NGS Open Day
Wed 15 Jul NGS Open Day
Wed 12 Aug NGS Open Day
Wed 16 Sep NGS Open Day


See location of BlueBell Nursery and Arboretum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 343183  Lat: 52.76122 Long: -1.49314

From the South & West
Go to the junction of the A42 and the A511 on the outskirts of Ashby de la Zouch.
At this roundabout take the A511 North towards Burton upon Trent.
In about 200 yards go ahead, continuing on the A511, this is the new Ashby bypass opened in spring 2002.
At the next roundabout turn right onto the B5006 following the brown tourist sign "Arboretum".
Take the first turning left into the village of Smisby.
Go through Smisby keeping to the left of the Church.
The nursery and arboretum are on the right just after a sharp left hand corner.

Parking: free


  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)