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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!

This summer nature's playground awaits! Find out what activities are taking place over the summer months here

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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Christmas at Westonbirt

Get ready for a brand-new festive experience at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum this Christmas. We’ve teamed up with the award-winning, internationally acclaimed light trail producers behind Christmas at Kew, Christmas at Bedgebury and Christmas at Blenheim to bring you a light trail never-before-seen at Westonbirt.
Forest event
Sat 20 Jul
10:30 - 3:30pm
Silk Wood Barn

Come and join us at Silk Wood Barn to discover more about the sounds in nature. Listen to the different sounds you might hear at Westonbirt and try out our quiz to see how much you...

Forest event
Sat 27 Jul, Sat 21 Sep
10:00am - 4:30pm
Silk Wood Barn

Learn to make a spoon out of a branch from a tree at the lovely Silk Wood Barn on the native tree trail.

In the morning you will use an axe to make a roughly spoon shaped blank. The...

Forest event
Tue 06 - Thu 08 Aug
10:30 - 3:30pm
Great Oak Hall

We are delighted to welcome artist and children’s author Pippa Pixley as we delve into the art of mud. Become a mud painter, and create a beautiful dorodango (shiny mud sphere). 


Forest event
First Tuesday of the month, Apr - Sep
Westonbirt Arboretum

Discover the fascinating world of wild flowers and other flora at Westonbirt Arboretum and uncover the many uses, stories and traditions associated with each one.

Each walk starts...

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.

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

What to expect

The interactive family trail...

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

Wednesday 05 June – Wednesday 04 September

As you explore the Old Arboretum and Silk Wood this summer, look out for eight games that invite you to play together. Use your...

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...

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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