Priestfield Arboretum is a privately owned tree collection situated within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Little Kingshill, Buckinghamshire.  It contains both broadleafed trees and conifers, with all genera that are hardy in the UK being represented in the collection. There are approximately 200 specimen trees representing about 180 different species, including two National Champions, in the 5.2 acre site.

A Guide Book costing £2 (plus postage if not collected in person at an Open Day) is available.  It lists all the current specimens, and also some representative native trees together with a map of their locations.  It also contains more details such as a history of the Arboretum and geology of the site.  Guide books are available to purchase at Open Days; if this is not convenient, please complete a contact form.

Young cones on Abies veitchii

Management and maintenance is supported by the Friends of Priestfield Arboretum. Membership of the Friends costs just £10 per year.  Friends receive a quarterly newsletter, a free Guide Book, and have access to the Arboretum at all reasonable times.  Or join our group of volunteers:  weed, build bonfires, pull brambles, mow, lop, and saw in beautiful scenery and good company for a couple of hours once a month (usually 3rd Sunday mornings).  Volunteers enjoy all the Friends’ membership benefits free!

New Friends and volunteers are always welcome – please complete a contact form.

This website is created and maintained by the Friends of Priestfield Arboretum.  Please browse this site to discover the history of the Arboretum, pictures of some of the trees in the collection, and details of public Open Days.  There is a map showing the Arboretum location on the Open Days page.