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The Lovell Quinta Arboretum

  • 4.7

  • from 144 Google reviews

The Lovell Quinta Arboretum
The Lovell Quinta Arboretum

About the garden

The arboretum is in the village of Swettenham and extends for about 11 hectares. It was created by Professor Sir Bernard Lovell FRS, from open grassland after he purchased the property in 1948. In 1996 it passed into the hands of the Cheshire Wildlife Trust who transferred it to the Tatton Garden Society in the autumn of 2003.

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The arboretum is open to the public every day, except Christmas Day, from 9am to sunset.

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Cheshire, CW12 2LF

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  • 4.7

  • from 144 Google reviews

Dimitri Kissoff

6 months ago


Professor Bernard Lovell’s creation. Beautiful trees, well maintained. So relaxing to stroll though on a sunny day in spring. Swettenham village like something from Midsomer Murders. After a walk, lunch in the pub next door. Cheshire at its best. Sadly the ford on the lane has been closed to cars now, so you can’t get stuck on the way in!

István Boldizsár

a year ago


Lovely, quite, peaceful place with ancient trees. After a nice walk you feel fully charged with fresh air and energy.

Lynn Higgins

a year ago


Free to RHS members and 2 for 1 gardener world offer. A £2.50 contribution is asked to help towards the up keep. There are a number of paths throughout the arboretum. There is a pond and a number of woodland plants. There is a pub next door where you can get a drink.

Sandra Stonehill

a year ago


The Quinta Arboretum is a delight to visit, today was a bit muddy under foot but well worth the effort. Very peaceful, enjoyed the birds and seeing the ancient Oaks and the beautiful avenues of trees. A bite of lunch at the Swettenham Arms was lovely too.

Ellen Caskie

a month ago


Great place for walking our dog! Quiet and peaceful. We like the signs for telling us which trees are which. Great area in all seasons!!

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