Exhibitions and Sales 

The Great Oak Hall has a long tradition of exhibitions and sales featuring artistic works and gifts in a range of media including paintings, ceramics, textiles, woodwork, photography, glass art, mosaics, jewellery, sculpture, printing and metal work. We greatly value the wonderful contribution exhibitions make to the quality of our visitors’ experience.   

The Great Oak Hall is located next to the path leading to the Old Arboretum seasonal trails. It offers high ceilings, neutral décor, huge windows and excellent natural light, and provides an inspiring exhibition and retail space.

Exhibitions and sales are usually held during public bank holidays (Easter, early and late May, August) and in the autumn during October and early November.

They are usually open between 10 and 4pm daily.

All exhibitions and sales will be listed on the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum website, the Forestry Commission's events pages and e-newsletter, the Westonbirt Magazine and our seasonal trails.


Entrance to Great Oak Hall exhibitions is free after payment of the arboretum admission fee.

If you would be interested in hiring the Great Oak Hall for an exhibition and/or sale please email  with brief details of:

1. your group (number of exhibitors, areas of work etc);

2. the proposed content of your exhibition, price range of the exhibition pieces and some images of your work (a website address or jpegs by email)

 3. details of any previous exhibitions that you have held (including at the Great Oak Hall).

4. your preferred exhibition dates. 

Exhibition hire charges, commission and payment terms 

Venue Hire

Booking fee - £150 (VAT not applicable)

6 day exhibition (plus set-up day) 10am-4pm


30% + VAT on all sales resulting from the exhibition



Visitors are free to enter the Great Oak Hall exhibition after payment of the arboretum entrance fee. 



A non-refundable deposit of £75 is required to confirm your booking.


Final Payment

The balance of the hire charge is payable no later than 2 months before your event date and regretfully no refunds can be given after this time.

Terms of Hire

Exhibitors are responsible for making all arrangements and supplying all equipment that are required to set up, steward and clear away their exhibition.

Other terms and conditions of hire are notified prior to confirmation of your booking.

Hire Includes

Complimentary entrance into the arboretum for exhibitors only.

Assistance with exhibition publicity.

Wood/fabric chairs and trestle tables.

Projector, laptop, cordless microphone, wifi internet access.

Use of the glade around the Great Oak Hall.

Public Events

Exhibitions and events in the Great Oak Hall

Find out more about Great Oak Hall exhibitions and public events