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Plant Hunter Academy

People have been travelling around the world discovering and collecting plants for hundreds of years. This August, have some fun testing your skills with our Plant Hunters Academy packs and activity stops at Westonbirt Arboretum.

Free packs can be picked up from the information point as you enter the arboretum. Packs include an academy journal to record your findings, fun activities related to a plant hunter and a craft to enjoy at home. On your travels around the arboretum you'll discover Plant Hunter tasks to test your expertise! Start over the STIHL Treetop Walkway in Silk Wood or Down Gate in the Old Arboretum to begin your enrollment into the Plant Hunter Academy. 

  • 01 - 09 Aug – Ernest Wilson
  • 10 - 16 Aug – David Douglas
  • 17 - 23 Aug – Marianne North
  • 24 - 31 Aug – Westonbirt Arboretums Propagator Penny Jones

Activity downloads

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury, GL8 8QS
Download our Plant Hunter Academy activities to try at home.