About us

The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum charity was set up in 1985, when a small group of enthusiasts saw the need to work with the Forestry Commission to preserve and enlarge this unique landscape.

Today the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum have more than 30,000 members and we are growing each day. Every membership, donation and gift to the Friends helps to maintain the 600-acre site, with its 18,000 individual trees and shrubs, in a huge variety of ways.

Please use the tabs to the left to find out all about us, and if there's anything you can't find here please do get in touch by giving us a call on 0300 067 3300 or dropping us an email at .


Complimentary memberships

At FOWA we're fully committed to supporting other great causes and can offer a certain number of complimentary memberships each year. We set these aside for causes supporting charitable aims or projects in the local community. If you're looking for a complimentary membership to offer in an auction, raffle or other event then please do get in touch.

We're able to make decisions on the allocation of complimentary memberships 3 times each year.

  • Apply from beginning of December to end of February for tickets to be allocated on 1st March.
  • Apply from beginning of March to end of June for tickets to be allocated on 1st July.
  • Apply from beginning of July to end of November for tickets to be allocated on 1st December.

Unfortunately we can't guarantee that your request will be successful as we do have a limited number of complimentary memberships on offer each year. Please email us at