Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire is renowned worldwide both for its tree and shrub collection and beautifully landscaped grounds. Today the collection contains around 15,000 trees and shrubs covering some 600 acres of Grade 1 Listed Landscape.

From Robert Holford to Forestry England

Originally created in a picturesque style by Robert Holford, Westonbirt Arboretum is now managed by Forestry England and is open for all to enjoy - a beautiful, relaxing and unique day out amongst some of the tallest, oldest and rarest trees and shrubs in the country.

Guided walks of Westonbirt Arboretum

Enhance your visit by joining one of the expert volunteer Guides for a fascinating tour of the Arboretum - normal admission applies, but the Guided Walks are free. Contact Westonbirt Arboretum for details.


Westonbirt Arboretum - Johnny Hathaway
Westonbirt Arboretum - Johnny Hathaway

Explore Westonbirt Arboretum with all the family

Apart from nature's own fabulous display, there are ample walks and glades to explore for all the family.

Dogs are welcome at Westombirt Arboretum, but they are restricted to the Silk Wood area. The Old Arboretum area is a dog free zone.


Plant Centre at Westonbirt Arboretum

The Plant Centre at Westonbirt Arboretum has many rare and unusual trees and shrubs for sale, including a selection of Japanese maples.


Visiting Westonbirt Arboretum

2022 admission rates vary between £8 and £15 for adults (depending on season) and child admission varies from £3 to £4. Under 5s go free and don't require a ticket. Group rates are available.

Westonbirt Arboretum - Opening Times

Westonbirt is open every day, Monday - Sunday, except Christmas day, from 9am-5pm. Last admission is at 4.30pm, 30 minutes before the arboretum closes.

The Shop, café and restaurant at Westonbirt is open 9.30am-5pm (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day)