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Bluebell Arboretum & Nursery
Annwell Lane
LE65 2TA


01530 413700



400 yards south of Smisby Church. Follow brown tourist signs to arboretum.

Opening Times

9 am–5 pm (4 pm from November to February); Monday–Saturday; all year. 10.30 am–4 pm; Sundays; March to October (closed on Sundays from November to February). Closed on Easter Sunday and from 24 December to 2 January.


Adults ÂŁ3; Children free. RHS members free (Member 1 only) except NGS days.


Parking Available Plants for sale Lavatories


  • Good collection of tree
  • Fine conifers


Mr & Mrs Robert Vernon


Bluebell Arboretum & Nursery has been a stalwart supporter of RHS shows for some years now and has won many medals for its displays of rare trees and shrubs. The beautiful 9-acre woodland garden has a large collection of rare trees and shrubs with interest throughout the year. Spring flowers with many Magnolia & Prunus, cool leafy areas in summer and sensational autumn colour in October and November. Many educational posters are on display describing the more obscure plants. Please bring wellingtons or boots in wet weather. Adjacent specialist tree and shrub nursery with a huge selection of rare plants. The website allows on-line ordering: the nursery sells many more plants than those listed in its excellent catalogue.

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