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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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We are delighted to welcome you back to the National Arboretum! In order to keep visitors, volunteers, staff and our local community safe during this time, we have limited the number of people we can welcome at one time and introduced a new booking system.

In order to visit the National Arboretum, visitors and members of the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum must pre-book a ticket.

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Volunteering

Westonbirt relies on the help of our team of extraordinary volunteers. Our team of over 280 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! Last year they contributed an impressive 26,000 hours to the arboretum.

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Membership

Do you love Westonbirt? Maybe you can't get enough of the outdoors or want to champion trees?

If this sounds like you then you'll love being a member of Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum. The Friends charity support work to protect Westonbirt and its trees, so that the Arboretum can be enjoyed by everyone well into the future.

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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!