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Bluebell Arboretum & Nursery Free Access

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Address

Bluebell Arboretum & Nursery
Annwell Lane
Smisby
Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Derbyshire
LE65 2TA

Telephone

01530 413700

Website

www.bluebellnursery.com

Location

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.

Admission

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

Facilities

Parking Available Plants for sale Lavatories

Features

  • Good collection of tree
  • Fine conifers

Owner

Mr & Mrs Robert Vernon

Comment

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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