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Westonbirt The National Arboretum

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Forestry Commission, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8QS
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Westonbirt Arboretum
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About

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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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.

Events

Thursday, 9th May 2019 - Thursday, 9th May 2019

Westonbirt 10K
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Friday, 17th May 2019 - Saturday, 18th May 2019

Arb Show 2019
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Thursday, 13th June 2019 - Thursday, 13th June 2019

Stereophonics at Westonbirt Arboretum
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Saturday, 15th June 2019 - Saturday, 15th June 2019

Jack Savoretti
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Sunday, 16th June 2019 - Sunday, 16th June 2019

Hacienda Classical Forest Live Concert
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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.

Facilities

Catering

  • 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 10 10 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)
DayTimes
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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Recent Reviews:

  • piney56
    Taunton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Lovely visit amazing colours
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 6th February 2019
    Went with group of friends to see autumn foliage had a lovely full day! So nice to be able to take our dog with us a lot of dogs there. Had not been for while so good to see the new Ariel walkway... Read full review
  • 682tracys
    Stroud, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A beautiful place to visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 7th February 2019
    We go to Westonbirt every week to walk the dogs. The staff are amazing and so helpful, nothing is too much for them and we always finish the walk with a trip to the cafe/restaurant which is always... Read full review
  • dcjtrips
    Cirencester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Wonderful place for walking or walking dogs
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 28th January 2019
    We have been members for a few years now. It is a fabulous place for walking and for walking your dog. The various seasons allow you to enjoy Magnolias in bloom, rhodos and azaleas, maples and acers... Read full review

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