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Explore Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 4/5)

A remarkable place for people to enjoy and learn about trees - 15,000 specimens from all over the globe offer the perfect place to relax, learn  or have an adventure!

#WeHeartSpring Photo Competition

As spring draws to a close, we’ve teamed up with our tree team sponsor STIHL to find the photo that captures the best of this magnificent season at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum. Share your favourite photograph of spring 2018 at the arboretum with us on Facebook or Twitter using #WeHeartSpring before midnight on Sunday 27 May and be in with the chance to win a STIHL cordless RMA mower worth £470 RRP!

Are you ready to run for the trees?

Running the Westonbirt 10K? Here's all you need to know! All the info on arrival, registration and where to go on Wednesday 23 May...

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What to see and when this spring

We ♥ Spring! at Westonbirt Arboretum! Discover what's looking great in the arboretum right now, by taking a peek through our Window on Westonbirt

 

Forest Live 2018

Forest Live is returning to the National Arboretum this June. Have a magical summers evening listening to your favourite artists in the unique woodland arena of the Westonbirt Downs

Activities at Westonbirt

There's so much to do this spring at the National Arboretum! Discover the seasonal highlights of the arboretum on our new spring seasonal trail, get creative with our Creativitree postcards, and much much more...

Events at Westonbirt Arboretum

There's a host of exciting events coming up this spring! Learn a new craft, discover more about the amazing trees we care for here, or listen to sensational live music...

For Families at Westonbirt Arboretum

Re-discover the fun of the great outdoors with a family trip to Westonbirt Arboretum! Come face to face with the Gruffalo and his friends, head out on the Highway Rat trail, learn about the Bloomin' Marvellous trees we care for here, and more....

What do other visitors say?

It is frustrating that it appears that the policy has now changed that children are able to visit on their bikes.

Ben, 28/Apr/2018

Hi, Thanks for getting in touch. Our policy on this point has not changed. We only allow children under the age of 5 to bring bikes into the arboretum, so long as those bikes measure 75cm (30 inches) or less from the ground to the top of the handle bars. If you see older children or large bikes onsite please alert a member of staff at the Welcome Building as soon as you are able.

Forestry Commission Response

I saw query from someone asking if public can use caf etc without entrance fee. I saw no reply. Can you clarify this query please.

Jean Colebourne, 22/Apr/2018

Thanks for getting in touch. As the café and other facilities are inside the arboretum, visitors must either purchase a ticket or use their membership card to gain access to them.

Forestry Commission Response

Hello

My husband and I have senior membership (1 each) of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Does this entitle us to free entry to your arboretum?

Pauline Newit, 17/Apr/2018

Yes, members of Birmingham Botanical Gardens can enter the arboretum for free. Enjoy your visit.

Forestry Commission Response
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Please email us at westonbirt@forestry.gsi.gov.uk if you have an enquiry, a complaint or would like a personal reply to your comments.

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Last updated: 19th May 2018
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What's Here?

  • Arboreta
  • Baby Changing
  • Cafe
  • Easy Access
  • Educational
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toliets
  • Dogs
  • Dogs are free to roam Silk Wood. We ask dogs to be kept on a lead near the cafe/ restaurant and shop. The Old Arboretum is a dog free zone.
  • Walking
  • Hard paths can be found throughout the arboretum. Call 0300 067 4861 to book an electric scooter or manual wheelchair.
  • Wildlife
  • The bird viewing area can be found near Holly Bush Gate in the Old Arboretum.

Location

OS Grid ref: ST851898
Postcode: GL8 8QS

Get directions

Contact

Westonbirt Arboretum

0300 067 4890
westonbirt@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Open 9am - 5pm every day except Christmas Day.
*last admission is 4:00pm

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