The Westonbirt Project

The Westonbirt Project was undertaken with the aim of delivering the best experience for our visitors – making sure they arrive and are welcomed in a pleasant and relaxed way and go on to get a good understanding of the heritage and importance of this world-class tree collection.

Work started on the construction phases of the project in 2011, with the final elements being completed in spring 2016. These were:

  • The Biffa Award Welcome Building and visitor car park (opened June 2014)
  • Downs restoration: a long-term project to restore the area and carry out ongoing flora and fauna surveys
  • STIHL Treetop Walkway (opened April 2016)
  • Wolfson Tree Management Centre (opened April 2016)

With ongoing Heritage Lottery Funding, our Community Team are continuing their work with a variety of groups to deliver a range of activities to engage young people and adults at risk of exclusion. We also continue to work on the restoration of Westonbirt’s historic boundaries.

How it happened...

Sophie Nash, Project Manager

Read the story of the Westonbirt Project on the blog...

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