Westonbirt The National Arboretum

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Westonbirt, Tetbury,
Gloucestershire, GL8 8QS


01666 880559


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2018-01-29 03:03:27

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open See website for details.

Parties/Coaches: Yes

See website for details.

Group Appointment: Yes


House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

Famous for autumn colour - Oct/Nov. Spectacular in spring - March - May

To see:

Acer Glade and the National Collection of Japanese Maples. Rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, magnolias and bluebells. Spring colour.

Admission Prices

See website for details.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Dogs are allowed in 60% of the grounds, Silk Wood only. Limited supply of wheelchairs and mobility scooters available to borrow, please telephone ahead to book. Numerous events throughout the year - for details see own website: tel 01666 880220

Garden Features & Events

The National Arboretum has probably the finest collection of trees and shrubs in Britain, if not Europe, including no less than 82 champion trees.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:

Japanese Maples, Maple species, Bladdernut, Lime and the Walnut family

Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Gumstool Inn, Tetbury The Old Bell Hotel, Malmesbury Close Hotel, Tetbury


The Old Bell Hotel, Malmesbury

Inns & Pubs:

Gumstool Inn, Tetbury Hare & Hounds, Tetbury

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Tetbury - antiques The Cotswolds Cheltenham Bath

Description of Garden

Westonbirt is a wonderful world of trees. There are 16,000 numbered specimens from all over the world, producing 600 acres of beautifully landscaped Cotswold countryside. Visitors can wander where they please along 17 miles of waymarked trails or simply sit and admire some of the tallest, oldest and indeed rarest trees in Britain.

Beautiful at any time of the year, Westonbirt is famous for its autumn colour when it seems every tree turns a brilliant red, gold, pink or orange. It is a spectacle not to be missed.

History Of Garden

Started in 1829 by Robert Holford, it continued to grow and expand within the Holford family for 130 years. It passed to the Government in 1956 in lieu of death duties, and has since been managed by the Forestry Commission.

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