Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

Your support for Westonbirt Arboretum helps to:

care for


people with trees

Become a member

Become a Friend with an annual membership to support conservation and connect people with trees

Renew online

You're just a few clicks away from renewing your membership to continue visiting and supporting Westonbirt

Support a square

Support your favourite part of the arboretum and leave a personalised message

Who we are

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, including:

- Caring for over 600 acres, including five national tree collections

- Providing educational activities for all ages

- Making the arboretum an accessible place for all to enjoy

- Supporting research into trees and their importance

- Raising awareness of the value of trees

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

- Bi-annual Westonbirt Magazine

- Discounts with local partners

- Pre-sale tickets to Westonbirt events

- Discounted entry into partner gardens

- Plus more!

Tree of the month: Oriental spruce

Tree of the month: Oriental spruce

Native to the Caucasus and the Pontic Mountains of northeastern Turkey, this month's tree of the month is among the most attractive spruces, with a dense form with short branches.

Escape the hustle and bustle this December

Escape the hustle and bustle this December

Westonbirt Arboretum is beautiful to visit at any time of year, but it is especially peaceful in December. It's a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season and enjoy a magical winter day out.

My rewarding experience as a trustee

My rewarding experience as a trustee

One of our trustees recounts their fulfilling journey, from being introduced to Westonbirt's captivating beauty to playing a key role in shaping the organisation's people-centric policies and inspiring staff. Read on to find out more...