The Observatory itself and much-visited site was planted as an arboretum by Sir
Bernard. It houses the UK's national collections of Malus and Sorbus species
and the Heather Society's Calluna collection, on 35 acres (140,000 m²).
The Arboretum in open to the public.
A small scale model of the solar system (1:5,000,000,000) is also featured
at the site. Jodrell Bank is also the location of the Sun in a 1:15,000,000
scale model of our solar system, this was part of the SpacedOut project.