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Walks & tours for groups

Seasonal walks

Created especially for groups, our seasonal walks are designed to ensure you see the very best of what’s on show in the tree collection, whatever time of year you visit.

Spring sensations

Join our guides to discover spring amongst trees and shrubs gathered from all over the temperate areas of the globe. You’ll see extraordinary rhododendrons hailing from the Himalayas and champion magnolias from China along with some stunning conifer foliage from Eastern Europe.

Summer stunners

Enjoy the leafy cool of Westonbirt’s glades, taking in summer flowering trees and shrubs – whatever’s looking good when you visit, our guides will make sure you see it!

Autumn hotspots

Westonbirt is renowned for autumn colour, with trees and shrubs from far-flung corners of the world providing a succession of stunning colours. Explore our Japanese maples and a host of other specimens, led by our well-versed volunteer guides.

Winter wonders

Know where to look and you’ll find winter at Westonbirt to be a real treat. Our guides will take you to some of the best sights of the season, from bright-barked stems to sculptural conifers. There can also be some tantalising scents from witch hazel and Christmas box.

Guided tours

A guided tour of the arboretum with one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides upicks all the myths and stories behind the trees and the arboretum's history, taking in seasonal highlights along the way.

Book today!

Our private guided tours for groups are hosted by knowledgeable volunteer guides. They cost £50, and must be booked at least 3 weeks in advance.

Book your guided tour by calling 0300 067 4843 or emailing

Please note that pre-payment for bookings can only be taken Monday to Friday.

Last updated: 23rd June 2018

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Westonbirt Arboretum

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