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?

Summer fun at Westonbirt Arboretum


Growing Champions

Discover the structure of our giant trees and learn a woodcraft skill this August.

Find out more about Growing Champions

Seed Champions

Make seed bombs and learn about the seeds breaking world records!

Learn more about Seed Champions

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...

Meet our machines

Take a look around our Tractor Shed and get up close to the machinery used to look after Westonbirt Arboretum.

Meet our machines in July

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...

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...


Summer seasonal trail

Every season brings a new Forestry England 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

Summer family trail

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 summer?

Could you be our next tree champion?

Westonbirt Woodworks

Firewood Sales

See the Westonbirt Woodworks restoration as you pop in to buy your firewood ready for the colder months.

Firewood sales are back this July...

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

Ticketed workshops

Printing with leaves

Create beautiful botanical designs, using Westonbirt's leaves, with local textile designer Clare.

Join this workshop for £85...

Willow Sculpture

Try something new; learn how to create a willow sculpture at Westonbirt.

Join this workshop for £85...

Impressions of Westonbirt - Creative Abstract Photography

Take part in this one day workshop with Sarah to take your photography skills to the next level.

Special price for members! Just £108 (normally £120)...

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