The Westonbirt Project

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

The construction elements of Phase One are now complete and, with continued Heritage Lottery Funding, our Community Team are now working with a variety of groups to develop a range of activities to engage young people and adults at risk of exclusion.

The new Biffa Award Welcome Building to improve visitor facilities has been built. It includes the Christopher Mitchell Information Centre which is packed full of fun and useful information about the arboretum. Do come in and have a play!

Thanks to the new car park, cars are no longer parking on the Grade I registered landscape and this is now being restored to the downland landscape it was always intended to be.

Fundraising for Phase Two of the project is now complete. Work has begun on the STIHL Treetop Walkway and the Wolfson Tree Management Centre, which will give visitors an exciting new perspective on trees and allow us to better care for the arboretum’s important collection.

Visitor Sightings

We've been bowled over by the quality of the images you've submitted via Flickr and many have been shared on the 'Visitor Sightings' screen in the Welcome Building.

If you'd like to share your images take a look and submit your pictures »

Image above by Michael Norris via Flickr

What's happening now

Sophie Nash, Project Manager

Sophie Nash, Project Manager, keeps us up-to-date with developments on the blog...