A remarkable place for people to enjoy and learn about trees - 15,000 specimens from all over the globe offer the perfect setting to escape, relax or have an adventure...
The STIHL Treetop Walkway is now open! Your breathtaking bird’s-eye view of Westonbirt’s wonderful trees!
Images: Paul Groom
We're looking for people to help us deliver a range of activities aimed at enabling young people to engage with the arboretum - it's a rewarding role in beautiful surroundings. Find out more!
We still have tickets available for UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey Virtue.
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsDebra Cuming, 22/May/2016
Absolutely love coming here. Had a fantastic day again today despite the inclement weather! Every time we visit we find more to see and do, this time it was the new walkway. My five year old is endlessly entertained and we enjoy the cafe food too. I think what is being done here is just fantastic and I find the negative comments frustrating. Thank goodness there are also people David who clearly value this wonderful place.
5 StarsSu & Jo, 14/May/2016
We had a lovely afternoon walking around both woods. The range of trees, and colours of the blossom was beautiful. Very much liked the tree top walk (this was the reason why we came). Delighted to see the Gruffalo in the Old Arboretum, and couldn't resist the photo opportunity. Ours was only a short visit, as we had to get back to go out in the evening, but will definitely come again, spend the day here with a picnic. Thank you. Well worth the 9 entrance fee.
3 StarsAnonymous, 13/May/2016
My wife and I are in our 60s and thought your new layout very nice. We are keen walkers. The only problem we think needs highlighting, is the very steep long climb back up from the Waste Gate. Even approached at a slow climb, it exhausted us. The vast amount of people we saw, were all retired. Needs a bit of thought. Maybe highlight on your map? Or make this bit more friendly.
Forestry Commission Response
Thank you very much for your feedback on your visit, we are glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves! We appreciate your thoughts on Waste Drive and we will look at our seasonal guide to see if there is a clear way of highlighting this. Our new Treetop Walkway provides step free access to and from Silk Wood and we would suggest this as an alternative route.