Wildlife & Gardens Experience
With 15,000 specimens and 2,500 species of tree from all over the world, Westonbirt is a beautiful place to visit in all seasons, as well as providing a vital role in research and conservation. In spring, the magnolia’s bloom and provide a dramatic pink display around the Circular Drive. In summer, the trees are lush with green and bright colours, including the handkerchief tree. In autumn, the forest looks ablaze with maple trees turning red and gold – the arboretum holds the national collection for maples. Finally, in winter, discover the landscape in a new light, as evening walks are accompanied with illuminating lights in the trees, creating a magical atmosphere.
To note: Dogs are welcome in The Downs on leads, permitted off lead in Silk Wood, but are not allowed in The Old Arboretum. Most areas are wheelchair and mobility scooter accessible, with both available to hire.