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Spring Summer Autumn Winter

What's looking good?

Throughout the year Westonbirt’s trees, shrubs and wildflowers put on a spectacular show of shapes, patterns and colours.


In spring the arboretum comes alive with magnificent displays of rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias in the Old Arboretum and the wildflowers, bluebells and cherry trees in Silk Wood.


The summer heralds the arrival of many of our grassland flowers on the downs, whilst the trees within the Old Arboretum and Silk Wood provide cool leafy glades to play, wander and relax in.


Autumn happens with a bang with one of the best natural fireworks displays in Britain! Our famous Japanese maples in particular are ablaze in reds, oranges and yellows.


Winter at Westonbirt is a magical experience, particularly when seen on a frosty day when the deep peaceful greens of our conifers and richly patterned barks, such as the dogwoods, take centre stage.                         

Last updated: 8th August 2016

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.