Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

Our place in a changing world

A 10-year vision for Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

Westonbirt is a living, evolving landscape. As we face the future and a changing world, both environmentally and socially, it’s critical that we are ready to tackle challenges and harness opportunities as they arise.

Our 10-year vision is centred on three key themes: conservation, education and participation. By studying and conserving our trees, sharing our knowledge and encouraging more people to engage with The National Arboretum, we can improve understanding of our natural assets, communicate the important role they play to all life on earth, and get more people benefitting from the positive impacts on health and well-being.

It’s about strengthening the connections between people and trees. The next 10 years are key to making that happen. But we can't do it alone, we need your help.

Through your continued visits, donations and memberships, you help us to connect people with trees and safeguard these plants for future generations.


Protecting our trees for the future


Sharing knowledge to create change


Connecting people with nature

Our vision document

'As we look forward to the bicentenary of the arboretum in 2029, we set out what we need to achieve over the next decade to confront the challenges our trees face and the importance of connecting people with trees in our changing world. Through realising our 10-year vision for Westonbirt, we are confident the arboretum will continue to flourish and be better able to play its part in tackling these global challenges.' Mike Mintram - Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum Chairman