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Propagation at Westonbirt Arboretum Tree Managment Centre at Westonbirt Arboretum_photo credit andy matthews

Behind the Scenes Tours

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of Westonbirt Arboretum?

Behind the scenes propagation at Westonbirt ArboretumNow's your chance to find out! Come on our behind the scenes guided tour and explore behind the closed doors of the Propagation and Tree Management Centres.

 Learn how we source and care for trees from the seeds and saplings in propagation to the champions out in the arboretum, and see some of the machines and tools we use to care for this remarkable collection. 


All guided tours are free after admission

Photo credit for Tree Management Centre: Andy Matthews

Please note that Behind the Scenes tours will only run on select weekends (listed below) and are not available for private group tours.

Event details

When is the event?

Saturday 7 April 2018 (more dates available)

What time is it on?


How much?

Free after admission

Where to meet?

Outside the Great Oak Hall

What to wear?

Please wear closed top sturdy footwear suitable for outdoor walking

Do I need to book?

No booking required

Dogs Allowed:


Event dates

Saturday 7 April 2018
Sunday 8 April 2018
Saturday 5 May 2018
Sunday 6 May 2018
Saturday 2 June 2018
Sunday 3 June 2018
Saturday 7 July 2018
Sunday 8 July 2018
Saturday 4 August 2018
Sunday 5 August 2018
Saturday 1 September 2018
Sunday 2 September 2018
Saturday 6 October 2018
Sunday 7 October 2018


OS Grid ref: ST851898
Postcode: GL8 8QS

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Westonbirt Arboretum

0300 067 4890
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