Visiting Westonbirt

Visit Westonbirt Arboretum this spring

In order to visit The National Arboretum, you must show your membership card or your purchase confirmation email to the Visitor Services Team to be scanned on arrival to Westonbirt in order to gain entry.


From 03 May 2022 pre-booking is only essential on these key dates:

- Bank Holiday weekends (including Thursday 02 – Sunday 05 June and Saturday 27 – Monday 29 August 2022)

- Autumn (Saturday 01 October - Sunday 13 November)

- Christmas (Saturday 24 December – Monday 02 January)

To visit Westonbirt on these essential key dates, visitors and members of the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum must pre-book a time slot. Time slots go on sale 7 days in advance. As a member, you can book a free time slot using your membership number into the 'membership number' field when booking a time slot or by phoning Forestry England's Customer Relations Team on 0300 068 0400 between Monday-Friday, 0900 – 1700.

For any booking enquiries, questions or concerns, please contact

You will be required to show both your time slot booking confirmation AND your valid membership card or a purchase confirmation email to gain free entry into the arboretum on key dates. Your membership number/order number will be printed on the time slot booking confirmation and will be cross-checked upon arrival.

Pre-booking is optional on all other dates (except the key dates listed above).

Book your FREE time slot

We are implementing change in response to member and customer feedback, to improve visitor flow; and to protect our landscape. The changes will be regularly reviewed by Forestry England and The Friends with the first formal review at the end of June.

Please take a moment to read the member FAQs for full information...

Time slot tickets

As a member you can book a free time slot using your valid membership card number

Membership FAQs

Find answers to your questions about member time slot tickets

Replacement card

Let us know if you need a replacement membership card and we'll organise a new one for you

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.