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


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

Or go car-free and enjoy a discount on your admission cost.

By Public Transport

Bus routes and times

You can reach us by bus on Mondays to Saturdays. For full details of bus routes and times visit our Good Journey page.

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. See our Good Journey page.

Kemble and Yate Stations are slightly closer to Westonbirt. It’s a 20-minute taxi ride from either. For train times and taxi numbers see our Good Journey page


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 & 14 Nov - 30 Nov

01 Oct - 13 Nov

Dec - Feb










£4 £4£3

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

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


Carers 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.

Car-free Visitors

We offer the concession rate for admission to those arriving by public transport or bike – plan your journey at Good Journey

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.

School / Learning Bookings

Find out more and book

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. 

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

Activities at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

Gruffalo Sculptures at Westonbirt Arboretum
Westonbirt group
Walking trails at Westonbirt Arboretum
Learning Westonbirt
Birthday parties at Westonbirt Arboretum
A man walks through a beautiful landscape of reds and yellows. He looks up in admiration at the sight of vibrant trees.
Disappearing Trees Trail
Spotted Woodpecker
Forest Find | Westonbirt Arboretum
Children building dens in the forest
Natural play trail at Westonbirt Arboretum
Picture Perfect Trail Landscape
Picture Perfect Trail
Learning Westonbirt
Plant Hunter orienteering trail at Westonbirt Arboretum
Autumn Westonbirt
Playing through the seasons at Westonbirt Arboretum
Westonbirt Runners
Running Routes at Westonbirt Arboretum
Man and woman observing the texture of a tree
Self-led Sensory Walk at Westonbirt
adults on an easy access trail
Shuttle Bus Short Walks
STIHL Treetop Walkway at Westonbirt Arboretum
STIHL Tree Top Walkway
A green image with the words The Little Boof of Disappearing Trees - on sale now. Cartoon images of trees sit in lines by the text, some in bold colours of red, yellow and orange and others just outlines.
The Little Book of Disappearing Trees
Woman writing on a notepad in the forest
Trees for wellbeing
A family sit on large bean bags that have words saying listen to the birds, smell the air, feel the breeze. the children laugh and fall back on the beanbags, while the parents look relaxed and smile.
Wellbeing Beanbags at Westonbirt Arboretum
Plant spotters people
Westonbirt Arboretum's Plant and Flower Spotter's Guide
Tree spotters Guide
Westonbirt Arboretum's Tree Spotter's Guide
A young boy in a blue t-shirt and dark blue shorts jumps high off a log with his arms and legs stretched out. His older brother stands behind him smiling.
Woodland adventure play at Westonbirt Arboretum
Volunteer with us invitation - click to discover volunteer opportunities across England
Westonbirt Friends