What's looking good?

Take a look at the current spring display of Westonbirt’s trees, shrubs and wildflowers.Pink flowers blossoming


Spring at Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt’s trees and shrubs are gathered together from all over the temperate areas of the globe.

This means you can expect to see a succession of spring colour, ranging from the most extraordinary rhododendrons hailing from the Himalayas and champion magnolias from China to some stunning conifer foliage from Eastern Europe.


Spring blossoms in March

March

The first flowering of bright rhododendrons and camellias, with magnolias soon to follow. Visit Savill Glade in the Old Arboretum to experience a wonderful array of colour and scent.


April blossoms

April

Rhododendrons continue to flower in the Old Arboretum, whilst in Silk Wood carpets of wildflowers including celandines and wood anemones can be found amongst the fresh new foliage of native trees.


Bluebells in May

May

The glades are flooded with a sea of bluebells and in Maple Loop, the new foliage on the Japanese maples open in an astonishing array of bright colours.


Discover spring blossoms along the trail

Spring trails

Westonbirt Arboretum has two trails with hand-picked spring beauty running from March to May. Pick up a leaflet at the Welcome Building and head either into Silk Wood (dog-friendly zone) or the Old Arboretum (dog-free zone).


Take a guided walk through the woods

Guided walks

Join a dog-friendly walk into Silk Wood at weekends, or explore the Old Arboretum with a Wonders of Westonbirt Walk (everyday at 11am) to discover stunning seasonal highlights. Either way, our volunteer guides will dazzle you with sparkling spring stories!


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There's plenty to see at Westonbirt Arboretum throughout the year. Discover the location of these spring sights using the Westonbirt map.

While you’re here take a photo of your favourite tree, shrub or wildflower and share on Instagram using #friendsofwestonbirt, we'd love to see!