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Cotswold Wildlife Park Great Day Out

Other arboretums, parks and gardens in the Cotswolds worth visiting.

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Batsford Arboretum
Batsford Arboretum
Near Moreton-in-Marsh
Birdland Park and Gardens
Birdland Park and Gardens
A great day out in Bourton-on-the-Water
Bourton House Garden
Bourton House Garden

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Westonbirt Arboretum
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
Westonbirt, Tetbury, Glos. GL8 8QS

01666 880220

Westonbirt Arboretum - Photo: Graham Westwood
Westonbirt Arboretum - Photo: Graham Westwood

About Westonbirt Arboretum


Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, managed by the Forestry Commission, is one of the finest collections of temperate trees and shrubs in the world.

The 600 acre arboretum is home to 2,500 different species of trees and over 15,000 individual specimens.

Westonbirt offers an unforgettable day out in all seasons - from the magnolias and rhododendrons in spring, the green leafy glades in summer and the autumnal colour explosion of the world famous Japanese maples.

Events, workshops and family activities run throughout the year. Signature events include Treefest in August and the spectacular Enchanted Christmas illuminated trail in November and December.

Guided Walks at Westonbirt

1 March – 31 October.
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays at 11am and 2pm, Wednesdays at 11am.

These walks last for around an hour and a half and take place in the Old Arboretum, (dog-free zone), except on the first Sunday of every month, when they explore Silk Wood (dog-friendly) and take two hours. Free after admission.

Westonbirt Arboretum opening times

  • Open 9am daily
  • From Sept - Mar close at 5pm, April - Aug at 8pm

Westonbirt Arboretum admission

2018 prices: From 1 March 2018.

  • Adult £10, Reduced Entry* £7, Child (5-18yrs inc) £4 - under 5's FREE
  • Group rate available for 10+ people (pre-paid in advance only). Adult £8, Child £2
  • Membership available.

* Reduced Entry: Students, jobseekers and those arriving by bicycle or public transport

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