Tortworth Forest Centre is based at Tortworth Arboretum, Wotton-Under-Edge.

The arboretum is a 20 acre site once owned by the Ducie family, part of the original Tortworth Estate.

The arboretum trees were planted by the third Earl of Ducie, Henry John Moreton, from 1853 onwards, complementing the existing ancient trees spread across the Tortworth Estate parkland. He continued this until his death in 1921.

Use these pages to learn about the history of the arboretum, the trees in it and the work of the Tortworth Forest Centre. Start with the arboretum’s Top 21 Trees.


Please note that the arboretum is not currently open to the public; if you wish to visit, get in touch.