A magical tree garden, where you can explore trees from all over the globe.

Westonbirt Arboretum, the National Arboretum is one of the finest arboretums in the world.

Westonbirt Arboretum has over 18,000 trees from all over the world, planted since 1829 and plantings continue today.

The arboretum is in 2 areas with 17 miles of way-marked trails.

There is the formal arboretum which contains many fine specimens including most of the rhododendrons and magnolias.

The acers look great in Spring with their mellow tints whilst the older and more mature trees are coloured with emerald green.

The other area known as the Silk Wood is more informal but again with many great trees.

Spring in the Silk Wood is a great time with masses of bluebells appearing late April and May.

This is followed by the trees in full leaf in June with masses of wildflowers on the slopes approaching the wood.

On hot summer days there is a welcome freshness in the woods, rather like being by the sea.

October to mid-November is the best time to see the full autumn colours.

The main part of the arboretum is more extensive for Autumn colours but is also more crowded.

There is a magnificent, suspended treetop walk and other areas for kids.

The arboretum is much more about the Natural World.

Normally open 364 days a year.

Disabled access, and dogs allowed in Silk Wood.

Full programme of activities.

Super gift shop and restaurant.

Allow up to 2 hours for the Old Arboretum and the same for the Silk Wood Arboretum.




United Kingdom


Telephone: 0300 067 4890

E-Mail: Westonbirt@forestryengland.uk

Westonbirt Arboretum

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