Events and activities

A Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum membership provides free entry to this exquisite landscape. There’s always plenty going on so why not take a look at the latest events and activities this season to discover more about Westonbirt?


Laura Carter

This May see Laura Carter bring landscapes to life with her fantastic photography exhibition.

See a sneak peek of Laura's exhibition

Max Hale and Paul Weaver

Come and see these prize winning artists this May showcasing their work in the Great Oak Hall.

See a sneak peek of Max and Paul's exhibition

Big Forest Find

From birds and butterflies to insects and plant life on the forest floor, the information recorded will help to paint a better picture of England’s forest biodiversity today.

Take part in the Big Forest Find

Behind the scenes

Learn how Westonbirt Arboretum source and care for trees from the seeds and saplings in propagation to the champions out in the arboretum, and see some of the machines and tools we use to care for this remarkable collection.

Come on a tour...

Bean poles and pea sticks

Beanpoles and peasticks from the coppice restoration project are on sale from the Westonbirt Woodworks every Saturday morning between 9am and 12pm

Green thumb? Buy natural supplies from Westonbirt

Windsor chair making

Use traditional wood crafting methods to create your very own Windsor chair in the new and beautifully restored Westonbirt Woodworks.

Learn a new skill in 2019

Westonbirt 10K

All those taking part in the race will be able to make a big difference to their fitness and wellbeing, but also to the nation’s heritage and environment. Every penny from the 10K goes back into supporting the nation’s woods and forests, and protecting these beautiful places for future generations.

Support our Westonbirt Runners

The ARB show

Returning for a celebration of the world of trees, The Arboricultural Association Show 2019 promises a wonderful day out within the stunning setting of Westonbirt Arboretum.

Find out more about this fantastic tree celebration

Forest Live

More tickets available to buy! Why not enjoy a musical evening at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer?

See which tickets are still available...

Zog trail

Learn like Zog at dragon school, collecting stars along the way.

Can you roar like Zog?

Wild Westonbirt

Calling all young adults! Why not take part in a rewarding skill building workshop this year at Westonbirt Arboretum?

Find out more about Wild Westonbirt

Wonders of Westonbirt guided walk

Take part in this FREE daily event this season, where experienced Westonbirt volunteers share their wealth of knowledge as they guide you through the Old Arboretum.

Find out more about the Wonders of Westonbirt guided walk...

Secrets of Silk Wood guided walk

Make the most of your membership and be guided through the ancient woodland, learning the history of this magnificent landscape along the way.

Learn about Westonbirt's hidden gems...

Tree climbing

Older than 6? Do something new this year and go on a tree adventure!

Ready to climb to the top? Find out more...

Wild flower guided walk

Be guided through the delights of our spring and summer flowers here at Westonbirt.

Tell me more about this guided walk...


Spring seasonal trail

Every season brings a new Forestry Commission seasonal trail for our Friends to enjoy. Discover the best features of Westonbirt Arboretum by either downloading a PDF seasonal map on your smartphone or pick up a trail map on your way in at the Welcome Building. Make the most of your membership and explore Westonbirt!

Explore this season’s Westonbirt trail

Spring family trail - Look What's Rustling

Your membership includes entry for up to four of your own children or grandchildren (aged 18 and under), so why not get the whole family exploring Westonbirt this spring?

This season’s ‘Look What's Rustling’ family trail is great fun for all the family with lots of activities to complete along the way. Pick up your free trail map from the Welcome Building.

Wildlife watch! Find out more about Westonbirt’s family trail

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