Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

Ways to Give

By choosing to give further you are protecting the future of trees by keeping Westonbirt's collection thriving.

Make a donation

We'll direct your donation to where it's most needed at Westonbirt to help connect people with trees

Leaves of life

A beautiful and meaningful way to celebrate, remember, or share something special

How to remember us in your Will

Support a square

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

Sponsor a bench

We’re very sorry there currently aren’t any benches available to sponsor, please join our waiting list

Run for the trees

Do you love running or want to start? Find out more about supporting the arboretum in the annual Westonbirt 10k

Make a difference at Westonbirt...

There are many ways you can make a change for good at Westonbirt Arboretum. With 15,000 trees to care for and protect, every little bit makes a positive contribution to the future of Westonbirt as well as our planet.

Our charity not only supports the trees but also the people who come to visit. Whether visitors take part in events, trails and guided tours or simply wander around the arboretum using the navigation signs or maps, the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum directly contributes to these activities which provide enjoyment and education to all.

We also fundraise for special projects, such as the Biffa Award Welcome Building and Stihl Treetop Walkway, which are considered architectural highlights amongst the trees for many people. We have just finished fundraising for a Quarantine House to adapt and tackle the global challenges we face when sourcing new seeds and are looking forward to seeing this project as well as the Coppice Shelter and Community Shelter come to life over the coming months.

Find a way that works for you to help support Westonbirt Arboretum.

Supporting 15,000 trees and 2,500 species to keep Westonbirt thriving

Being part of Westonbirt's story

The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum charity was set up in 1985 when a small group of Westonbirt enthusiasts decided they wanted to help preserve and develop this unique landscape.

Our vision is to support Westonbirt to be a world leader in trees, inspiring people through education, participation and conservation.

Our mission is to support Westonbirt to connect people with trees to improve the quality of life.

Our charitable aims are to further public enjoyment and knowledge of this world renowned tree collection and to secure its sustainable future. We do this by engaging, informing and increasing membership and also by giving financial and practical support to the management and development of Westonbirt, The National Arboretum.