Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

About us

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 our supporters and also by giving financial and practical support to the management and development of Westonbirt, The National Arboretum.

Westonbirt Arboretum is not only an important environmental and educational resource for those who live locally but performs work that has national and international benefits. At Westonbirt Arboretum expert arborists are trained who will help care for woodlands and forests across the UK, and we fund participation in climate change research that benefits worldwide environmental understanding.

Autumn at Westonbirt Arboretum

Our Charitable Objects

1. Providing support to the National Arboretum at Westonbirt in promoting public understanding of the critical role of trees to the environment and society.

2. Providing support for the arboretum's research and education in all fields relating to trees.

3. Providing support for the conservation, maintenance, and development of the unique tree and collection and historic landscape for future generations.

4. Providing funds to enhance the public's experience at the arboretum.

5. Acting as an advocate for the arboretum, promoting its values and the need for continuing funding.

6. Providing support to the arboretum by cultivating the charity's relationship with its members so as to encourage long-term relationships and fundraising opportunities.

7. Promoting opportunities for access and participation to a diverse range of public individuals and groups.

8. Providing funds for such other charitable purposes as will further the work of the arboretum.

Our people

Find out about the dedicated team who are passionate about protecting and promoting the arboretum for future generations

Work with us

Become part of our friendly team helping to secure the long-term future of this world-class conservation site

What we do

We are the UK charity dedicated to supporting Westonbirt Arboretum's vision to become a world leader in trees, inspiring people through education, participation and conservation.