Westonbirt’s trees and shrubs are gathered together from all over the temperate areas of the globe.

This means you can expect to see a succession of spring colour, ranging from the most extraordinary rhododendrons hailing from the Himalayas and champion magnolias from China to some stunning conifer foliage from Eastern Europe.

What's looking good right now

Ready... steady... GROW! From March to May, see stunning blooms emerge each day.


The first flowering of bright rhododendrons and camellias, with magnolias soon to follow. Visit Savill Glade in the Old Arboretum to experience a wonderful array of colour and scent.


Rhododendrons continue to flower in the Old Arboretum, whilst in Silk Wood carpets of wildflowers including celandines and wood anemones can be found amongst the fresh new foliage of native trees.


The glades are flooded with a sea of bluebells and in Maple Loop, the new foliage on the Japanese maples open in an astonishing array of bright colours.


What's of interest

Westonbirt Wednesdays

Half price admissions on Wednesdays in March, April and May.

Spring trails

We’ll have two trails with hand-picked spring beauty running from March to May. Pick up a leaflet at the Welcome Building and head either into Silk Wood (dog-friendly zone, allow two hours) or the Old Arboretum (dog-free zone, allow one and a half hours).

Guided walks

We offer guided walks on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays and Bank Holidays from 1 March. Join a dog-friendly walk into Silk Wood, or head into the Old Arboretum (dog-free zone). Either way, our volunteer guides will dazzle you with sparkling spring stories! See dates and times...

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