The Lovell Quinta Arboretum relies on donations for maintenance and upkeep. Please click here or scan the QR code to pay your entry fee of £2.50/person or to make a donation, which will be greatly appreciated.

To help you plan your visit, watch our new promotional videos ‘The Arboretum in spring‘ and ‘The History of the Lovell Quinta Arboretum‘ to find out what to expect.

The Lovell Quinta Arboretum is owned and managed by Tatton Garden Society who run the site on a charitable basis. Free for members, non-members donation of £2.50 per person. Please see the Join Us page for more information.

Welcome to the Lovell Quinta Arboretum, a 28-acre site in Swettenham, near Congleton. It was created by Sir Bernard Lovell in the mid 1950s, best known for his telescope at Jodrell Bank and his work with radar. He was very enthusiastic about plants, especially trees and shrubs, and collected examples from far and wide. The Arboretum is home to a colourful range of around 2,500 different plants including snowdrops, crocus and daffodils in the spring as well as trees and shrubs. A tranquil place of grassy walks and leafy arbours, the Arboretum is home to a wide variety of wildlife and makes the perfect destination for a family outing or a quiet walk.

Entrance charge is £2.50, free to members of the Tatton Garden Society and to RHS members (ex October). The money is vital to help maintain this beautiful site.

There are two recommended walks, one long and one short around the site. You can download the maps from the Resources page.

The arboretum is open to the public every day from 9 am to sunset. Entry is by the outside eating area of the Swettenham Arms. Dogs welcome on a lead.

COVID-19 Update

Following the lifting of restrictions on July 19, we are now open as usual. Could we please ask you to continue to take care and respect other visitors who may be vulnerable. Thank you.