Wild Arboretum

Open For Visitors

The National Memorial Arboretum is open freely to all, year-round from 10am-5pm (closes at 4pm from 15 Nov), every day except Christmas Day.  

Entry to the Arboretum is free, but for everyone's comfort we are limiting the numbers onsite. We recommend pre-booking your visit to guarantee entry. You can check our latest availability and book online using the link below. 

We are currently experiencing intermittent technical difficulties with our telephone systems if you'd like to get in touch with the Arboretum team please email info@thenma.org.uk. If you are trying to make a booking for parking tickets, mobility scooters or an event please consider visiting our online booking portal


Visitors are advised that the Coffee Shop is currently closed. Our Restaurant is open from 10am - 5pm. 

Pre-book your visit

Gallery Three, on display until 13 March 2022.

The National Memorial Arboretum is teeming with wildlife, plant life and fungi.


Woodland, meadowland, lakes, wetland and rivers serve as home to a whole variety of mammals, insects, fish and birds. The Arboretum is a living, breathing memorial. 

Through the artworks displayed in this exhibition, artist Gerard Hobson has captured the essence of many animals, trees and fungi that can be found at the Arboretum. Explore the displays, then step outside to see for yourself just how much life is flourishing amongst the memorials. 


Gerard Hobson: Wild Arboretum

Gerard Hobson

Since childhood Gerard Hobson has had a love for birds, animals and art, with his passion for wildlife seeing him qualify as a zoologist from Bangor University in 1984. He then spent some time working for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust as a botanist, later becoming an illustrator for them. Gerard went on to work with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust after relocating to the north, continuing to develop his work while studying the art of printmaking. The vibrant, colourful prints displayed here are the product of years of experience and exploration, embodying the artist’s love for nature in its many forms for all to enjoy.