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Explore Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 4/5)

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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...

We ♥ Autumn!

Come and revel in our most spectacular season...

Enchanted Christmas

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 27 November to 20 December. Booking is essential for Saturday evenings due to exceptional demand. Book now!

Team WB

Aged 14 – 18 and want a say in what happens for young people at Westonbirt? Come along to our next youth forum meeting on Saturday 24 October. Book a free place!

Doggy Do-Dos

Follow our lead to help us look after Westonbirt with our simple doggy dos...

Are you app for the challenge?

Download the free TreeQuests app - new tree challenges for your mobile!

STIHL Treetop Walkway construction

Get up-to-date information about construction work on the new STIHL Treetop Walkway happening now. The STIHL Treetop Walkway is part of Phase Two of the Westonbirt Project. Find out more on the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum website...

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Once again a wonderful walk.. Although the morning started off with a blanket of mist we went to the restaurant for some really tasy mushroom soup. Then sun broke through to reveal the trees in all their glory and they were accompanied by the many birds singing. Our Westie Finlay enjoyed meeting lots of doggy friends. Looking forward to the new canopy walk next year.

Julie, 10/Oct/2015

Thank you for your lovely feedback on your visit to Westonbirt, we are so glad you and Finlay enjoyed yourselves! We hope to see you again soon.

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2 Stars 2 Stars

Pleasant enough but why we had to travel 159 miles and pay 9 each is a mystery.

Just as much colour and interest in any local park.

Needed a lot more information about what there was to see

Anonymous, 5/Oct/2015

Hi Thank you for your feedback on your visit to Westonbirt. We are sorry you felt that the admission was overpriced. We do aim to deliver an experience which is good value for money. Your admission fee is vital in supporting our small but expert tree team to maintain and develop our collection of 15,000 specimen trees from around the world so that our visitors can enjoy them now and in the future, as well as all of the visitor facilities we have at Westonbirt. We appreciate your feedback on the information available when you visited. We aim to ensure all our visitors are equipped with a seasonal guide, which has a map of the arboretum as well as seasonal hotspots. We apologise if this wasn’t provided on the day of your visit. Thank you again for taking the time to give us your feedback.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

First visit to Westonbirt yesterday & even in the rain it was spectacular. We went on a guided walk with Martin which enhanced the experience. Obviously passionate about Westonbirt, he pitched his talk just right for the mixed expertise of his audience. He was informative educational & funny, with just enough information not to be bamboozled but to come away feeling we had all learnt alot, about the trees, & the history of the place. The visit to & explanation of, the propagation area was a bonus. Thank you Westonbirt for a great day out. We will be back! May I also ask you to pass on our thanks to Martin.

Liz Jolley, 14/Jun/2015

Hi, Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit! We will absolutely pass your comments on to Martin and hope to see you again soon!

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Last updated: 10/13/2015
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What's Here?

  • Arboreta
  • Baby Changing
  • Cafe
  • Easy Access
  • Educational
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toliets
  • Dogs
  • Dogs are free to roam Silk Wood. We ask dogs to be kept on a lead near the cafe/ restaurant and shop. The Old Arboretum is a dog free zone.
  • Walking
  • Hard paths can be found throughout the arboretum. Call 0300 067 4861 to book an electric scooter or manual wheelchair.
  • Wildlife
  • The bird viewing area can be found near Holly Bush Gate in the Old Arboretum.
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OS Grid ref: ST851898
Postcode: GL8 8QS

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Westonbirt Arboretum

0300 067 4890

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Open 9am - 5pm every day except Christmas Day.
*last admission is 4:30pm

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