What's looking good

Our Window on Westonbirt Volunteers have explored the arboretum this week to inform our visitors of the following not to be missed seasonal highlights.

Use Arboretum Explorer to help you discover more tree locations around the arboretum.

Tall straight trees covered in golden leaves


Before the Larches (Larix x marschlinsii) shed their needles at the end of autumn head up to Maple Loop for a fantastic display of yellow-gold colour.

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Sea buckthorn

Putting on a magnificent show this year is the Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides). It can be seen as you approach Waste GateĀ from the Restaurant. Its orange-yellow berries are bitter and acidic but contain more vitamin C per weight than an orange.

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Bright orange berries sit along a brown branch with light green long pointy leaves
Dark red berries sit along a branch surrounded by leaves which are a mixture of dark and pale green with cream

Highclere holly

The Highclere holly (Ilex x altaclerensis 'Golden King') has variegated leaves, free from spines and scarlet red berries. It can be found on Willesley Drive in Silk Wood and Holford Ride in the Old Arboretum.

Map grid ref: 20D, 16N, 24F