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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 to see and when this season...


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...

This weekend help us to celebrate all that is great about mums, at our family ties family event, with exciting arts and crafts activities in the Learning Centre...

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?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Did the highway rat trail with my granddaughter she loved it so much I took my grandson a few days later. A brilliant way to get kids out of the house and interested in nature.

Ngel, 4/Mar/2018

I visit Wetonbirt daily with my dog. I consider us both so lucky to have such an amazing place to walk. The care of the staff and volunteers is a joy. It is so unusual to find acres of beautiful grounds and stunning trees so impeccably kept. Every day is a new discovery, every season a different kind of beauty. Thank you for making my life better Westonbirt.

J.Stewart, 4/Mar/2018

Thanks for taking the time to send us your wonderful review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had a great morning wandering the paths through the trees. Feel like we have so much more still to see. Will definitely be back.

Anonymous, 22/Feb/2018
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Last updated: 20th March 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


OS Grid ref: ST851898
Postcode: GL8 8QS

Get directions


Westonbirt Arboretum

0300 067 4890

Opening & Parking

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

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England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.