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Westonbirt The National Arboretum

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Forestry Commission, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8QS
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Westonbirt is a remarkable place for people to enjoy and learn about trees. Borne of a Victorian passion for plant collecting, around 15,000 trees from all over the globe now offer the perfect setting to escape, relax or have an adventure...

Westonbirt’s combination of maturity, species diversity and landscape style make it one of the most extraordinary arboretums in the world.

Created by Victorian entrepreneur Robert Holford, its 240 hectares (600 acres) were planted during an exciting period of plant hunting, when trees and shrubs from all over the globe were introduced to Britain.

Unlike other arboretums, the landscape here was laid out aesthetically rather than in a botanical order, meaning Westonbirt is truly one of the most beautiful tree gardens to be found anywhere in the world.

Pop into the Welcome Building at the start of your visit – you’ll find lots of interesting information to help you make the most of your visit as well as stories about Westonbirt’s trees and how they are cared for.

Pick up a seasonal trail leaflet, which will guide you around some of the best beauties of our tree collection – hand-picked by us!

For families, taking a trip into the trees with our play trail is a great way to fire children’s imaginations, and in such beautiful surroundings, it’s an enjoyable adventure for the whole family.

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Awe-tumn at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum 

See 15,000 trees putting on nature’s greatest show at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum this autumn. 

This season, the landscape of Westonbirt Arboretum will be transformed into a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours, as trees from all over the world put on their dazzling autumnal display. This unique garden of trees is world famous for its spectacular autumn colour, and this year experts are predicting one of our most colourful autumn’s yet. Explore the stunning woodland, see trees of all shapes and sizes from all over the globe, and discover how they enrich our lives and the threats they now face. Take to our autumn trail to discover the highlights of the arboretum, get the whole family kicking up leaves and building dens on our play trail, or simply lose yourself in the tranquillity of the woods…

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (January, February and December) - Adult£6.00 per ticket
Adult (March - November) - Adult£9.00 per ticket
Child 5-18 (January, February, December) - Child£2.00 per ticket
Child 5-18 (March - August) - Child£3.00 per ticket
Child 5-18 (September - November) - Child£4.00 per ticket
Child Under 5 - ChildFree
Concession (January, February and December) - Concession£4.00 per ticket
Student (March - August) - Concession£6.00 per ticket
Student (September - November) - Concession£6.00 per ticket

See website for event ticket prices.

The Student rate applies to students, cyclists, public transport users and jobseekers.
Group discounts are available based on a minimum group size of 10.

The student rate applies to students, cyclists, public transport users and unemployed.
Group discounts are available based on a minimum group size of 10.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Bath take the A4 to the A46, signposted Stroud. Continue for approx. 8 miles and follow brown signs to Westonbirt on the A46. From Bristol follow signs to the M32, then onto the M4. Leave at junction 18 onto the A46, signposted Stroud. Continue for approx. 6 miles and follow brown signs to Westonbirt on the A46. From Cirencester take the A419 then the A429 signposted Bath, Chippenham, continue forward on the A433 to Tetbury, take the A46 signposted Bath and follow the brown signs to Westonbirt on the A46.

Public Transport Directions

For information on train times contact National Rail on 08457 484950. For information on bus times contact Traveline on 0871 2002233. The nearest train station is Kemble which is located between the towns of Tetbury and Cirencester and is a 15 minute taxi journey from Westonbirt.



  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area

Children & Infants

  • Childrens Play Area

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities - The Great Oak Hall and Education Centre are available to hire for corporate events.
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event venue
  • Open all year
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free) - Included in the cost of admission

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - 2.5 hours
  • Groups Accepted - Please enquire for further details
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - No maximum
  • Min group size - 10
  • Special group rates - £3-£8
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Group Discount
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 10

Opening Times

2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00*

* Last admission 4.15pm

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change



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