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