The National Arboretum at Westonbirt is made up of a picturesque Victorian landscape full of important tree and shrub collections that are managed by the Forestry Commission. There are as many as fifteen thousand trees at Westonbirt which come from all over the globe. The Arboretum is famous for its spectacular display of autumnal colours, but is also known for its Spring displays of rhododendron, azalea and magnolia. This time of year however is the most popular, and invites children, adults and dogs to explore the grounds.
If you're planning to visit either during school holidays or on the weekend, then get there early. You will avoid the masses of children, buggies and families that seem to take over the entire site after about 12pm, and you will also be able to get some great photographs without having to wait for people to evacuate from the selfie hotspots. Look out for the 'Enchanted Christmas' event throughout December, which lights up the trees for the festive period. More information can be found here on their website.
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