The Westonbirt Project

Making a big difference to everybody who comes to the arboretum, the project will mean a better welcome, a better visit and a better understanding of the heritage and importance of this world class tree collection.

Work on Phase One has started and is expected to be completed in June 2014.

A new car park and Welcome Building will be constructed and the Grade I registered Downs landscape currently used for visitor car parking will be restored.

Opening times and the access to the arboretum’s tree collection will be unaffected. Read our FAQs to find out more about what to expect on your visit.

Through the Westonbirt Project, more people will feel connected to the arboretum’s trees and their stories and more people will understand what it is that makes Westonbirt Arboretum such a special place.

Above all, more people will gain a deeper enjoyment and appreciation of the arboretum for many years to come.  

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The Welcome Building

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