The Guide

The Guide

Beautifully written and illustrated with dazzling images, The Guide is a stunning showcase of the beautiful colours, textures and landscape design which make Westonbirt such a special place to visit.

You can buy your guide from the Welcome Building. It is priced at £5 and all proceeds raised will support the work of the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum.



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.

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You can help

You can help

You don't need special expertise to volunteer and your efforts will help our visitors get the fullest enjoyment out of their days here.

Find out more on the Volunteering opportunities page.

If you love Westonbirt and would like to help in another way, please consider a legacy. Your generosity will be a gift of many lifetimes.

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.


Our ambitious plans...

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Opening times and prices

Open 9am - 5pm every day except Christmas Day

  • Last admission 4:30pm
  • Extended opening to Members of the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum until 8pm from 1 April - 30 September

Current admission prices:

  • Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum - FREE
  • Adult £9, Student £6, Child (over 5 years) £3, under 5s free

Westonbirt Arboretum postcode: GL8 8QS