The Garden Guide

Westonbirt Arboretum

Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Photograph © Westonbirt
Photograph © Westonbirt
Westonbirt is a 600 acre arboretum in the Cotswolds, with 18,000 rare and beautiful trees. It is of great interest to tree enthusiasts but little has been done to make it a place of design or scenic interest. There are free guided walks, mobility vehicles and dogs are welcome.

Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, GL8 8QS

All year. Daily. Open 9am (weekends 8am) to 8pm (5pm November to March) or dusk if earlier.

Adult October to November 2007 £7.50, December to February 2008 £5.00

Visit the Westonbirt Arboretum website

Nearby gardens

Nearby hotels

Nearby nurseries

Local Hotels


  • over 2 years by Sandy Townley 5 / 5

    I would love you to put the trees all lit up now on here for all those that live abroad, so beautiful on television switched on the other night, I am sure it would encourage more winter tourism. Just a nice Christmas thought, and to you all with a special year to follow, THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL DISPLAY.
  • over 3 years by Sylvia Anne 5 / 5

    Autumn 2012

    Absolutely fabulous, like a rainbow coloured fairyland, was expecting to see bambi and all her wee friends having a chin wag in every bend or glade. Imagine working in a place like this, wouldn't want to go home. The peace and tranquillity say it all. I love it every year.
  • over 7 years by Adam Hodge 5 / 5

    As one who is a tad bonkers on trees, Westonbirt has a fine selection and very pleasantly laid out. The shelter created by the trees offers a marvellous opportunity for everything to grow in what seems a more columnar fashion.
    The Autumn colour of the various Acer palmatum cultivars is awesome, and intriguing to see the variations of colour on the same varieties-Spp Amoenum, Matsumarae and the dissect-leaved types.

The reviews and ratings originate in all cases from third parties. Gardenvisit is in no case responsible for the correctness or accuracy of the reviews. Reviews and similar information are not an expression of Gardenvisit's opinions.