The National Arboretum at Westonbirt, located just three miles from the traditional Cotswolds market town of Tetbury, is an internationally renowned tree collection, heritage landscape and a fantastic place for exploring!
The 15,000 labelled trees come from Britain, China, North America, Japan, Chile and other temperate climates. Planting started in the 1850s by Robert Holford, the rich Victorian landowner to whom the Westonbirt estate belonged. Within the 17 miles of accessible paths, connect with trees through wonderful, relaxing walks.
Westonbirt Arboretum consists of three main areas. The Old Arboretum is a carefully designed landscape dating from the 1850s offering beautiful vistas, stately avenues and trees from around the world. Silk Wood is an ancient, semi-natural woodland which has exotic plantings throughout its landscape, whilst the Grade I registered Downs hosts species-rich grassland and is a great picnicking location. Westonbirt attracts over 350,000 visits per year and is known worldwide for its spectacular autumn colour, azalea and magnolia displays.