The Westonbirt Project will make a big difference to everybody who comes to the arboretum, creating a better welcome, a better visit and enabling a greater understanding of the heritage and importance of our world class tree collection.
Phase One of the Westonbirt Project has been completed. The construction of a new car park and Welcome Building and the restoration of the Grade I registered Downs landscape currently used for visitor car parking.
Phase Two was a Treetop Walkway and Tree Management Centre. Fundraising and planning for the Phase Two is now underway.
Construction of the new car park started in January 2013 and was completed in August 2013.
Construction of the Welcome Building started in July 2013 and was completed in early summer 2014.
The Downs landscape restoration took place from March 2014, including removing of the current car park and creation of new footpaths from the Welcome Building.
The Welcome Building was opened to visitors by early summer 2014.