Over winter there will be essential work taking place to improve our paths. Please follow diversion signs.

Visitor information

A magical tree garden, where you can explore trees from all over the globe

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Home to 2,500 different species from the far corners of the globe and 5 national tree collections, Westonbirt is the perfect place for you to escape, relax or have an adventure! Take a journey up into the canopy on the STIHL Tree Top Walkway, stop by the café for a tasty treat or see if you can spot the Gruffalo!

Don't forget, if you join as a Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum member, you can enjoy free entry to this spectacular setting for a whole year. Find out more about becoming a member here.

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Forest Live

Forest Live is a major live music series held at Westonbirt Arboretum. Join us among the trees to hear the best live music and connect with nature.

Food and drink

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Food and Drink

Enjoy delicious, freshly prepared hot and cold refreshments while visiting the arboretum.

The Gruffalo is celebrating his 25th birthday and to celebrate, everyone is invited to take part in a brand-new forest adventure. Trail starts 10 February. 

What to expect

The interactive family trail features all sorts of party-themed activities and games, along with fun facts to teach you about life in the forest for the Gruffalo and other creatures.

Follow the trail to help find the missing party items to give the Gruffalo a birthday to remember. Search for balloons, pine cones, apples and the Gruffalo himself, and complete fun activities and rubbings as you go along.

The trail is located in the Old Arboretum which is our dog free area. 

Get the party started with a Gruffalo Party Trail pack

Pick up your pack for just £4 from the Westonbirt shop, packed with fun things to do on your party adventure.

Inside you’ll find:

kraft bag to colour in party headband to wear party trail activity leaflet stickers pencil and crayon keepsake sew-on Gruffalo Party patch

Share your party fun using the #GruffaloTrail hashtag.

The Gruffalo © 1999 & TM Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Licensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

Choose one of our walks at Westonbirt Arboretum and find inspiration in one of the most diverse and beautiful botanical collections in the world.

Spending time amongst the trees and really noticing nature is scientifically proven to boost our mental and physical health. Follow the trail to take a mindful walk through the arboretum that invites you to really relax. 

What to expect 

Themed panels along the trail will invite you to pause, notice and connect with the forest environment around you. 

A forest wellbeing journal is also available to help you get even more benefit from the experience, offering additional mindful things to do while you’re out in the forest and at home.  

Get your copy on-site at the Welcome Building or download your forest wellbeing journal before you visit.  

About the route 

Walk over the Treetop Walkway into Silk Wood to find the starting point. Follow the path as it meanders around The Link up past Maple Loop and back down Willesley Drive. 

All paths are hard and suitable for buggies and mobility aids. 

This trail is supported by Sport England using National Lottery funding.

Hidden Westonbirt - winter family trail: 01 December – 05 March

Discover more about the animals and plants that make the arboretum their home during the winter by exploring our playful family treasure hunt trail.

Simply pick up a collecting bag from the Welcome Building and head over the Tree Top Walkway to find the trail start. Make your way through the treasure hunt by following the clues at each location.

You will find rubbings at each stop, with a total of ten to find. Gather fallen natural winter ‘treasures’ to remind you of your journey.

Happy hunting!

Designed for families with children ages 3-9, this trail can be enjoyed by everyone.

Our work

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Our work

Westonbirt Arboretum is one of the most beautiful and important plant collections in the world. With 15,000 specimens, and 2,500 species of tree from all over the globe, the arboretum plays a vital part in research and conservation, as well as being a stunningly beautiful place to visit.

Our history

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Our History

Created almost 200 years ago by Victorian horticulturalist Robert Holford, discover how one man's passion for plants created the world's most beautiful botanical collections.
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Westonbirt map

There are 600 acres and 17 miles of hard and grassy paths at Westonbirt Arboretum, allowing visitors to spend an entire day exploring it! The arboretum is split into 3 key areas. Dog friendly Silk Wood, the central Downs and dog free Old Arboretum.
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