10/12/17: Due to heavy snowfall the Arboretum will be closed today until further notice.

The Enchanted Christmas event on Sunday 10th Dec is cancelled. Those who have purchased tickets will receive an email and an automatic refund. Please email for further info.







The Westonbirt Wood Project

We've received planning permission to develop Westonbirt's Wood Centre, restoring this central heritage feature and creating a hub for all of Westonbirt's timber-related activities.

Find out more about the project and make a donation





Don't forget your card this autumn!

Be sure to remember your membership card if you're visiting Westonbirt this autumn! 

Autumn is the busiest time for us at the arboretum, so if you forget your card you may be asked to pay for admission.

Join us

Join us

Be part of the long-term future of this world class conservation site.

Whether you're fascinated by our historic tree collection, looking for family fun, or simply want a safe and beautiful place to walk your dog, we have a membership option for you.

Since 1985, the Friends have contributed £2.5 million to support and care for Westonbirt.

Join now...



The Friends are now on Facebook!

'Like' our page for all the lastest FOWA news as well as membership & fundraising updates.



For visitor information visit the Forestry Commission website:

Welcome to the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum charity works in partnership with the Forestry Commission to ensure that Westonbirt is supported, cared for and enjoyed.

As the National Arboretum, Westonbirt is the UK's finest tree collection and one of the world's most important arboretums. It is also one of the most popular attractions in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.

By joining us or giving your support, you can be part of the long-term future of this world class conservation site.


Join today!

Child enjoying the outdoors

Membership is great value for families - your children and grandchildren under 18 get free admission when they visit with you! Join now!

Meetings & Conferences

The Great Oak Hall

The Great Oak Hall provides a unique venue for business meetings, seminars, interviewing, workshops and training sessions... Find out more!

Opening times and prices

Open 9am - 5pm every day except Christmas Day

  • Last admission 4:30pm

Visit the Forestry Commission website to see current admission prices for non-members.