Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

What we do

We’re a registered charity that was established to protect trees and enrich lives at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum. We’re committed to conservation, education and participation to help connect people with trees by supporting a wide range of activities at the arboretum

Your support for Westonbirt Arboretum helps to:

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trees cared for

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species protected

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people connected

Together, we can create a world where trees thrive for people and nature. Thank you for your support!

Blog & News Updates

Need some inspiration? Read on for recommendations, fun facts and more.

Tree of the month: Large-leaved lime

Tree of the month: Large-leaved lime

Each month we’re going to bring you a profile of one of the UK native tree species being planted in the Silk Wood Community Planting Project - first up is the large-leaved lime.

Westonbirt’s Iconic Welcome Building Celebrates 10 Years

Westonbirt’s Iconic Welcome Building Celebrates 10 Years

On Sunday 23 June 2024, Westonbirt marks a significant milestone: the 10th anniversary of the opening of the award-winning Welcome Building. This occasion provides a perfect moment to celebrate and reflect on the history and impact of this building over the past decade.

Saplings and Spikes

Saplings and Spikes

This Volunteers Week, see how our amazing team helped the saplings thrive at Silk Wood. They tackled the thistles and brambles, making way for easier access and protecting the new trees. Read more about the hard work, the wildlife encounters, and the "poo-dunnit" mystery!...

Your membership will make a difference

As part of our charitable work, we offer annual membership to Westonbirt Arboretum which provides a range of membership benefits to our members, while also supporting our mission, including:

  • Unlimited entry to the arboretum
  • Kids go free all year round (up to four of your own
    children/grandchildren aged 18 and under)
  • 10% discount on Westonbirt Shop products
  • Pre-sale tickets to Westonbirt events
  • Discounted entry into partner gardens
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