Treetop walkway and management centre announced for Westonbirt

Phase Two of the redevelopment of Westonbirt Arboretum will include a 13m-high treetop walkway, giving visitors a new perspective on the Gloucestershire attraction's trees and landscape.

Image: FOWA
Image: FOWA

The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum has hit its £1.9 million fundraising target for the work, raised from donations from "hundreds" of individuals as well as companies, trusts and foundations.

As well as the Treetop Walkway, a planned Tree Management Centre can now be realised thanks to a grant from the Wolfson Foundation.This will help staff manage the tree collection more efficiently, while also allowing visitors to learn about how the collection is managed.

Run by the Forestry Commission, the 240-hectare site is home to five national collections and contains nearly 15,000 labelled specimens.

Construction work on the Tree Management Centre has already begun, with work on the Treetop Walkway likely to begin in summer.

A new New £1.4m visitor centre was unveiled at the arboretum last June. 


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Sargent's Solutions: What is the difference between a head gardener and gardens manager? Part 2

Sargent's Solutions: What is the difference between a head gardener and gardens manager? Part 2

In the second of a two-part article, Alan Sargent looks at the functions of today's gardens manager.

Tractors - Maintenance models

Tractors - Maintenance models

The tractors chosen by professionals across the sector reflect the best features, backup and support on offer, says Sally Drury.

Horticulture education update - staying on course

Horticulture education update - staying on course

Raised levels of investment in horticulture education and increased student take-up is welcome news for the industry, says Rachel Anderson.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs
Horticulture Week Custodian Awards 2017 - the winners!

Find out more about the outstanding parks, gardens and arboricultural projects and teams that became our Custodian Award 2017 winners.

Contracts & Tenders

Products & Kit Resources