Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Westonbirt is open every day, Monday - Sunday, except Christmas day, from 9am. Last admission is at 4.30pm, 30 minutes before the arboretum closes. 

Plan your visit.


Opening hours 9am - 5pm
Restaurant 9.30am - 4.30pm
Shop 9.30am - 5pm
Opening hours 9am - 5pm
Restaurant 9.30am - 4.30pm
Shop 9.30am - 5pm
Opening hours 9am - 5pm
Restaurant 9.30am - 4.30pm
Shop 9.30am - 5pm
Opening hours 9am - 5pm
Restaurant 9.30am - 4.30pm
Shop 9.30am - 5pm
Opening hours 9am - 5pm
Restaurant 9.30am - 4.30pm
Shop 9.30am - 5pm


Opening hours 9am - 5pm
Restaurant 9.30am - 4.30pm
Shop 9.30am - 5pm
Opening hours 9am - 5pm
Restaurant 9.30am - 4.30pm
Shop 9.30am - 5pm

How to find us

How to find us
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury
Sat Nav Postcode: GL8 8QS
By Car

From M4 (approx 20 mins)                       

  • Exit Motorway at Junction 18
  • Take the A46 north towards Stroud
  • After a few miles turn right onto the A433 (signed Cirencester). Continue on this road for approx three miles and the arboretum is on your left.

From M5 (approx 20 mins)

  • Exit at Junction 13 onto the A419 (towards Stroud) Take the A46 (towards Bath)
  • After going though Nailsworth, you come to traffic lights at the cross-roads
  • Turn left onto A4135 to Tetbury
  • In Tetbury, turn right on the A433
  • Continue on this road, passing through Doughton, for approx three miles. The arboretum is on your right.
By Public Transport

Bus routes and times

Why not go car-free and enjoy a discount on your admission cost. You can reach us by bus on Mondays to Saturdays.

From Stroud Bus 69 runs to Westonbirt several times a day, allowing for a 3 or 6 hour visit.

From Bath take Bus 620, which continues as bus 69 from Old Sodbury to Westonbirt (stay on the same bus).

From Bristol take Bus Y1 or Bus Y5 to Yate Shopping Centre to connect with bus 620/69.


Train travel

You can take the train to Stroud or Bath, from where there are bus connections to Westonbirt. 

Kemble and Yate Stations are slightly closer to Westonbirt. It’s a 20-minute taxi ride from either. 


Arriving by bicycle?

Westonbirt welcomes visitors who arrive by bicycle. Adult and older children cycling is not permitted in the arboretum itself (we do allow bikes under 70cm in) and we ask that visitors lock their bikes up at the racks provided. Forgotten your lock? Don’t worry we have a few spare ones at the Welcome Building. Just ask a member of staff for more details.

OS Grid Ref

51.605504436381, -2.2136914730072

Parking and prices

Westonbirt is open every day, Monday - Sunday, except Christmas day from 9am.

Plan your visit

There are no parking charges at Westonbirt Arboretum, however the following entry fees apply:


Mar - Sep & 13 - 30 Nov

01 Oct - 12 Nov

Dec - Feb











*Concessions: Students, job seekers & those arriving by public transport or bicycle 

*Child 5 - 18 years. Under 5s go free and don't require a ticket.

Personal Assistant 

Personal Assistants of access visitors are free. Accessibility guide

Group Bookings 10+ 

Find out more and book

Electric Vehicles 

Westonbirt does not currently have any Electric Vehicle Charging points.

Visitors arriving by public transport or bicycle

We offer the concession rate for admission to those arriving by public transport or bicycle.


Coach parking is available. A coach drop off spot is located near the Welcome Building and parking can be reached by taking the left turn as you drive along the entrance road of the main car park. Please follow signs on arrival. 

School / Learning Bookings

Find out more and book

Motorhomes / Caravans 

Motohomes and caravans are welcome to park at Westonbirt. There is no vehicle height or width restriction. If the vehicle is larger than the main car park spaces, visitors should use the coach car parking which can be reached by taking the left turn as you drive along the entrance road of the main car park. They are not permitted to remain in the car park overnight.


Annual Membership

Join the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum.

Please note that Westonbirt Arboretum does not accept the Discovery Pass.

Additional information



Number of accessible parking spaces: 22

Facilities and access

Access information 

A Personal Assistant is free while visiting with the person they are assisting. Proof of concession is not required. 

Accessible Admission Tickets >>

Accessible Admission Tickets permit flexible entry to the arboretum between 9am and 4pm. These tickets are available for visitors with accessibility needs that may find arriving at Westonbirt within a fixed time slot prohibitive.

Hire a wheelchair, mobility scooter or Trike wheelchair >>

Westonbirt Shuttle bus >>

Visual Story >>

If you require a word document to edit before your arrival please email us.

Not visited before? Take a short tour with street view on google maps.

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Bike lock-up facilities
Bird hide
Changing places facilities
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Play Area
Ranger's Office
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire
Visitor Centre

Contact details

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

Book tickets

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!

At a glance

Tipi town (den building in Silk Wood) will be closed from Sat 18 Mar until further notice while safety improvements take place.
15/03/2023 10:00
A crowd of people watch a tree talk demonstration

The ARB Show

A highlight on the annual calendar for arborists and those who care for the nation's trees, The ARB Show is the ideal chance for professionals to discover the latest tools and kit with a host of industry suppliers in attendance; while members of the public can enjoy an educational and enjoyable day out.

Food and drink

A father and son sit at a table with food in front of them. The father looks at his son who smiles back.

Food and Drink

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

Discover spring’s best kept secrets by exploring our new spring trail.

Listen carefully to the sounds, smell the air around you and look closely at the forest floor. Using all your senses, discover the 'awakening woodland' and connect with springtime wildlife. We take you on a journey to explore the secrets of nature during this magical season.

Self-guided trail suitable for children aged 5yrs and over. 

Pick up your free family activity trail map from the Welcome Building when you enter or download from the black section of this page. 

Easter holiday activities 

Join us in the Great Oak Hall to take part in these free after admission family activities:

03 – 06 April, 10.30am - 3.30pm ‘Perfect Partners’, as the spring flowers in the arboretum are popping up come and learn about the pollinators that will be visiting them

11 – 14 April, 10.30am - 3.30pm ‘Feathered Friends’, learn about our native birds and have a go at making bird feeders for your garden

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

Get ready to join Zog on his latest forest adventure with a brand-new family activity trail and free app!

How does it work?

1. Download the new ‘Zog: A Forest Adventure’ app before you visit

Point the brand new app at special markers along the trail and access all sorts of exciting challenges as you go.

Thanks to amazing augmented reality technology, you’ll be able to collect golden stars, just like Zog and have the chance to take a photo with everyone’s favourite dragon at the end of the trail!

Capture the fun by saving videos and photos as you complete the bonus activities!

Get it on Google Play     Get it on the App Store

2. Get your claws on a Zog trail activity pack 

Grab the Zog trail activity pack for £4 from the Westonbirt shop.

Inside you’ll find: 

kraft bag to colour in. 

dragon wings to decorate and wear. 

Zog glasses. 


trail leaflet. 

pencil and crayon. 

3. Follow the trail

Collect golden stars as your little dragons learn how they can help care for the forest, and how the forests can care for them.  

Share your Zog fun using the #ZogTrail hashtag.

Zog © 2010 & TM Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Licensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

Does your child LOVE Westonbirt? Give them a birthday to remember with one of our outdoor children's parties.

Learning With Nature host birthday parties at Westonbirt. There are a range of different party themes to suit everyone from mini adventures to big adventures for older children. Everyone has a chance to toast something over an open fire and food and drink is provided with all parties.

Our work

Holford Ride Westonbirt

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

westonbirt historic

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.
Family following a map in the forest

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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Westonbirt Friends