Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum


With around 500,000 visitors to Westonbirt each year, the arboretum relies on almost 300 amazing volunteers who give their free time to support its work. Without them, it would simply not be possible to maintain and operate this world-class attraction.

Volunteers at Westonbirt Arboretum play a vital role in every aspect of the arboretum's operations. They help to:

- Care for the trees and footpaths

- Assist with events and school sessions

- Provide visitors with information

- Lead guided walks

- Take memberships at the Welcome Building

...and so much more!

The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum is a charity that supports the work of the arboretum. We are proud to fund volunteering at the arboretum, from uniforms and expenses to any extra training that is needed. Here are a couple of highlights from 2022; volunteers gave over 25,000 hours of their time, they drove 2000 visitors on the shuttle and helped record 60 plant species on the Downs.

People exploring the trees at Westonbirt

We’re committed to supporting the volunteers who make the arboretum such a special place and are grateful for their hard work and dedication.

How to Support the Volunteers at Westonbirt Arboretum

There are a number of ways that you can support the volunteers at Westonbirt Arboretum. Here are a few ideas:

Become a member

Your membership fees will help to fund volunteering at the arboretum.

Make your donation

Your donation could help to support the volunteers and their work.

Volunteer yourself!

Find out about the latest volunteering opportunities at Westonbirt.

Plus don’t forget to say hello to them on your next visit.

No matter how you choose to support the volunteers at Westonbirt Arboretum, your contribution will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping to make Westonbirt Arboretum such a wonderful place.