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Photography and filming at Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is a world famous and inspiring location for photography and filming.

Witch hazel flowers detail.Visitors are welcome to take photographs without charge within the grounds of the arboretum for personal (non-commercial) or educational use.

However, we do have some guidelines for commercial photography and filming:

  • Large commercial photography projects, photo shoots and commercial filming requires a permit and possible filming fee. The permit, charges and terms and conditions for commercial photography can be obtained from the Communications Manager via Westonbirt Arboretum's Forestry Commission offices.
  • Press photographers, particularly those wishing to photograph special events and Forest Live concerts, must request permission via the Communications Manager ahead of their visit.
  • Independent photographers who are taking photographs for image banks, portfolios, small to medium scale commercial publications etc. do not need to apply for a permit but must pay the admission fee (or show Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum membership on arrival).

We ask that photographers respect Westonbirt Arboretum's grounds and other visitors.

Last updated: 23rd May 2018

What's of interest

Press or commercial photography enquiries:
Please contact Communications Manager, Rebecca Hare for more information

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