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(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...

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?

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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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Liz Jolley, 14/Jun/2015
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Spent a lovely day at westonbirt this week, took a long ramble with the kids and came across some lovely wood carvings in amongst the trees, would love to know who commissioned them as I'd love the acorn one in my garden. Spotted a woodpecker which made my husbands day. The children's wooden play area was wonderful and loved by the children, toilets clean and airy. The only negatives would be inconsiderate dog owners not cleaning up after their dogs and lack of information on the map, there was no mention of the gruffalo or the wood carved sculptures on the map which would have helped us plan our route better.

Rachel, 28/May/2015

Hi there, Thank you for your comments, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your day at Westonbirt. We will be taking your feedback on board with regards to our map. We are currently looking at adding the location of the Gruffalo, we wouldn't want anyone to miss out on meeting him! Thank you and we hope you visit us again soon!

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Last updated: 01/10/2015
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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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Map showing the local area
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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