Members' Events



Sunday 27th April

4th Sunday Walk

“The Hidden Treasures of Westonbirt”  –  Hugh Angus will lead a walk looking at some of the Arboretum’s lesser known species.  

10.30am outside the Great Oak Hall. No booking required


Saturday 17th May

Friendsí Trip to The National Botanic Garden of Wales

Opened in 2000, the National Botanic Garden of Wales was the first national botanic garden to be created in the new millennium and is now the most visited garden in Wales.

It has an amazing collection of over 8000 different plant varieties, spread across 560 acres. A stunning range of themed gardens has been developed to appeal to a wide range of visitors. It also boasts the world’s largest single spanned glasshouse.

Departing Westonbirt at 9.30am we will arrive at the Botanic Garden about 12.15pm with a short stop en route.

There are restaurant facilities at the Botanic Garden or you may bring a picnic lunch.

Entrance to the Botanic Garden is free for FOWA members so don’t forget to bring your card

The coach will leave the Botanic Garden at 5.00pm, arriving back at Westonbirt at approximately 7.15pm.

Cost:- £11.75 per person

Available places – 49 only.

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2014, after which places will be allocated by ballot if necessary. Non-members will only be accepted if the trip is under-subscribed.

TO JOIN THE FRIENDS COACH TRIP please send a cheque, payable to FOWA, for £11.75 to:

Mrs E Stanley, FOWA, Westonbirt The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Glos., GL8 8QS envelope to be marked “FOWA trip”

Please note that NO telephone bookings will be accepted. Enquiries only to Margaret Headen on 01453 884869 or



Sunday 25th May

4th Sunday Walk

Carol Taylor, one of Westonbirt’s wildflower guides, will lead a walk looking at the wildflowers to be found in the Arboretum in May.

10.30am outside the Great Oak Hall. No booking required


Sunday 22nd June

4th Sunday Walk

Horticultural Heroes

Pauline Thomas, one of Westonbirt’s volunteer guides, will lead this walk.

10.30am at the Great Oak Hall. No booking required. Unfortunately dogs are not permitted.


Wednesday 2nd July

Friendsí quarterly coffee morning

Friends’ quarterly coffee morning: “Plants That Heal”.

Helen Schofield, another of the Arboretum’s excellent guides, will give an overview of medicinal plants.

(Postponed from January)

10.00am coffee; 10.30am talk. Great Oak Hall. No booking required.

Sunday 27th July

4th Sunday Walk

“Southern Trees”.

Arboretum guide, David Swinson, will lead this walk which should be of great interest to the Arboretum’s future.

10.30am at the Great Oak Hall. No booking required. No dogs please

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