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

A remarkable place for people to enjoy and learn about trees - 15,000 specimens from all over the globe offer the perfect place to relax, learn  or have an adventure!

What to see and when this spring

We ♥ Spring! at Westonbirt Arboretum! Discover what's looking great in the arboretum right now, by taking a peek through our Window on Westonbirt

 

Forest Live 2018

Forest Live is returning to the National Arboretum this June. Have a magical summers evening listening to your favourite artists in the unique woodland arena of the Westonbirt Downs

Activities at Westonbirt

There's so much to do this spring at the National Arboretum! Discover the seasonal highlights of the arboretum on our new spring seasonal trail, get creative with our Creativitree postcards, and much much more...

Events at Westonbirt Arboretum

There's a host of exciting events coming up this spring! Learn a new craft, discover more about the amazing trees we care for here, or listen to sensational live music...

For Families at Westonbirt Arboretum

Re-discover the fun of the great outdoors with a family trip to Westonbirt Arboretum! Come face to face with the Gruffalo and his friends, head out on the Highway Rat trail, learn about the Bloomin' Marvellous trees we care for here, and more....

What do other visitors say?

I cannot see anywhere on this website admission prices: its very frustrating:

David, 9/Apr/2018

Admission prices can be found under 'plan your visit.' https://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/infd-6xcmk2 Thanks for sending us your feedback and we will endeavour to make this clearer for visitors to the website in the future.

Forestry Commission Response

We will be walking nearby. Is it possible to visit the restaurant without paying and going into the arboretum?

Neil, 29/Mar/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Such a great place to explore. Cafe and gift shop are both excellent. The variety of walks, trees, shrubbs, events, views and wildlife make this a top place to visit. And you can do so frequently to enjoy the changing seasons. Even day to day the variety and differences are a real pleasure to be appreciated.

Mark Hunt, 18/Mar/2018

So glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Forestry Commission Response
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Please tell us about your visit

Please email us at westonbirt@forestry.gsi.gov.uk if you have an enquiry, a complaint or would like a personal reply to your comments.

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Last updated: 17th April 2018
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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.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: ST851898
Postcode: GL8 8QS

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Contact

Westonbirt Arboretum

0300 067 4890
westonbirt@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Open 9am - 5pm every day except Christmas Day.
*last admission is 4:00pm

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