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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 spring we are celebrating our wildlife superheroes at Westonbirt, revealing the superpowers of some the animals and insects that make this special place their home.

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.

Audience enjoying live music festival in the forest

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.
Forest event
Tue 28 - Thu 30 May
10:30am - 3:30pm
Silk Wood Barn

Can you spot the mimics? Come and join us at Silk Wood Barn as we explore how some creatures mimic others to help protect themselves from predators. 

Try our quiz, play games and...

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...

Forest event
Sat 15 Jun
10:30am - 3:30pm
Silk Wood Barn

Come and join us Silk Wood Barn to discover more about nature through touch, sound and sight. Follow our blindfold rope trail, create a sound map, use colour filters and prisms to...

Forest event
Sat 15 Jun, Sat 06 Jul, Sat 14 Sep, Sat 12 Oct, Fri 22 Nov, Sat 14 Dec
10:00am - 4:00pm
Westonbirt Arboretum

Spend a relaxing day crafting and weaving in a small group of like minded people - absolute beginners are very welcome and all the materials will be provided. Design and build a...

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. Trail starts 10 February. 

What to expect


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

Search for our nature superheroes that are emerging in spring at Westonbirt, by embarking on our spring family trail which is all about wildlife around the arboretum.

Will you be...

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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