#MyGloriousGardens Westonbirt Arboretum in Autumn.

This weekend we decided to visit Westonbirt Arboretum as the weather was so good and it is the perfect time to go to see the Autumn colours. The Arboretum is 3 miles from the lovely town of Tetbury in Gloucestershire and has over 15,000 trees in it’s 17 miles of pathways through the woodlands. There are 2 main parts to the Arboretum; the old Arboretum which was planted in the 1850’s and Silk Wood which is a semi-natural woodland. Silk Wood welcomes dogs so we took Dottie with us. it costs £10 per adult and £4 for children which we thought was excellent as you could easily stay all day here. There are restaurants, cafes, a shop, toilets and picnic areas plus a playground for children.


Dottie could be off the lead in Silk Wood

The trees were absolutely stunning and many were showing beautiful Autumn colours. It was busy with lots of visitors but we could still find places to walk alone. A map guides you through the best parts and the walks range from 40 minutes to over 3 hours depending on what you want to see.


The treetop walkway allows you look across the tree tops.


Crows nests allow for a better view!

The Treetop walk was great fun and allowed you to see across the Arboretum. There were different maps and trails for children including lift the flap type information along the walkway.


Dogs are welcome in Silk Wood

Dogs are welcome in Silk Wood and there were lots! Dottie had a great time meeting all the different dogs. The paths are well signposted and easily accessible for people in wheelchairs and babies in buggies. There were even lots of children on scooters and bicycles which was lovely as it is quite flat.

I will leave you with lots of photographs but do visit if you get the chance as it is well worth it! They are also planning an Enchanted Christmas show there which is when the Winter woodlands are lit up in the evening and look amazing.


The Autumn light was beautiful; just look at the shadows of the leaves on the tree here.


I love the way the light filters through the needles.


The light hitting the bark on this Maple is stunning.


My favourite place was The Acer Glade with lots of mature specimens.


Acer Palmatum.


The ground looked like it was covered in jewels.


I loved this combination of yellow and red.


Some of the trees were quite mature.


October is the perfect time to visit.


It was a beautiful sunny day -perfect for taking photos!


Views through the Acers.


Autumn Light


Lovely place to visit!

Visit soon as this Autumn display will soon be over.

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64 thoughts on “#MyGloriousGardens Westonbirt Arboretum in Autumn.

  1. Westonbirt was one of my father’s favourite places. I haven’t been in far too many years, not since he died and probably a couple before that … I shall rectify the next time I’m in the homeland … perhaps my mother would enjoy to be taken. Thank you this is a pleasant ponder sparked by your glorious pictures. The Acer Glade was his particular passion. 🍂 ❤️ xx

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  2. Wow! What an amazing place, your photos are stunning too. The treetop walkway looks like a fun opportunity to see across the arboretum, my kids would love it. #AdventureCalling

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  3. I love Westonbirt Arboretum, especially at this time of year. I grew up close by in Bristol and we spent lots of day trips there. I haven’t been for years though and I really enjoyed reading this post, it brought back lots of happy memories. Your photos are really gorgeous thank you for joining us at #familyfun

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  4. I read this post and I love these sorts of trips but I have to say that Acer’s are my favourite plants. We brought one with some of our wedding money but had to leave it in the UK, so this post has brought back a few memories. #BigPinkLink

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  5. The light was amazing and lead to some fabulous shots 📸 i Love all the tree shots, autumn is such a beautiful season isn’t it! Thank you for linking up to #PointShoot 📸

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  6. Wow! What beautiful autumn colours! This looks like a great place for a family walk. I know for a fact that our toddlers would love the crow’s nest. They’d think they were apart of some wonderful adventure up there. Thanks for joining us on #adventurecalling . I hope you can again when it opens tomorrow morning.

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  7. What a stunning place. I have been debating going somewhere this week to see some autumn colour so I’m very jealous! The treetop walk also looks amazing, Everytime I see a post on Westonbirt I know that it’s somewhere we really need to visit one day. Thanks for sharing with us #AdventureCalling

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