About us

We're the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum.

We're a charity with over 30,000 members and supporters.

We help support Westonbirt Arboretum, with its 18,000 trees and 600 acres of woodland.

Four children walking along a beam in summer

Our vision is of a long and sustainable future for Westonbirt, the National Arboretum, for the good of the environment and people.

Our mission is to raise funds to support the arboretum, working with our partners in the Forestry Commission. We fund ongoing maintenance, new developments and innovative projects, helping Westonbirt to thrive.

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

The charity simply wouldn't exist without you, our members and supporters. You make such a difference to Westonbirt Arboretum.

Get in touch

If you have a query, please fill in the contact form above.
You can also email general@fowa.org.uk or ring 0300 067 3300

Our staff

Find out about the dedicated team who co-ordinate your membership and anything else relating to the charity

Our trustees

Discover more about our team of trusty trustees who help to steer the direction of the charity

How we're run

In 1985, a small group of enthusiasts who wanted to preserve this unique landscape met for the first time

Support Westonbirt your way. Find out how else you can support the arboretum.