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Champion Trees at Westonbirt Arboretum 

Champion trees are the largest trees of their species growing within the British Isles.

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Champion trees qualify  by being the tallest or having the largest trunk girth, measured at 1.5m off the ground. There are currently 140 champion trees at Westonbirt Arboretum!

Ask in the Welcome Building to find out where they are or look out for blue tree labels.

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Plan your visit

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!

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Volunteering

Westonbirt relies on the help of our team of extraordinary volunteers. Our team of over 260 volunteers are involved with everything from leading guided walks, assisting  community groups and helping at our family events,  to supporting the tree team out in the arboretum, and helping in the propagation centre! 

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Membership

Join the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum from £40 per year and visit Westonbirt throughout the seasons with up to 4 of your own children or grandchildren. You’ll be able to book your timeslot instantly and play a vital role in supporting the arboretum’s 10 Year Vision

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Westonbirt Arboretum’s story begins with the wealthy Victorian landowner, Robert Holford; an ambitious man with a passion for the natural world!