The National Arboretum at Westonbirt is a fantastic site for visitors to enjoy and learn about trees – 15,000 species from all over the world provide the ideal setting for relaxation, learning, or adventure!
Children become young adventurers on the 17 miles of accessible routes and five national collections, while adults interact with trees through guided walks, workshops, self-led trails, and volunteering. The Westonbirt Arboretum is divided into three sections.
The Old Arboretum (a dog-free zone) is a meticulously planned environment that dates back to the 1850s and has stunning vistas, majestic avenues, and trees from all over the world.
Silk Wood (dog-friendly) is an old, semi-natural woodland with exotic plants across its landscape, whilst the Grade I listed Downs is a popular picnicking spot and supports species-rich grassland. Westonbirt is visited by approximately 400,000 people each year and is famous for its stunning fall colour and spring rhododendron, azalea, and magnolia displays. Groups, individuals, and educational trips are all popular in the arboretum.