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Autumn Open Day 2022

October 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

£1.00 – £15.00

This October we invite you to join us for for our Autumn extravaganza!

Come and explore this enchanting place. In addition to tranquil walks we’re also bringing together our team of experts to answer your questions about our collection, bring alive some of the fascinating history and create the future with our ceremonial tree planting. There will be organised and self-led activities for our young (and young at heart!) visitors, a kettle bubbling over the open fire offering hot beverages all day and much more to enjoy

Thanks to a very generous grant from Renishaw we are now able to offer tickets at half the original price! Whilst we would love to keep offering these events for free, unfortunately, current funding has meant we have had to make a few changes. Charging for events like these will allow us more autonomy over valued woodland commitments such as volunteer days, wellbeing projects, planting days and other hopes and dreams in the wings. 100% of your ticket price goes back into the funds for our current and future projects.


What’s on?

10.00 – Gates open
10.30 – Guided collection tour with our expert Collections Manager
12.00 – History walk and talk
13.00 – Ceremonial tree planting
14.00 – Gates close
– Forest School activities
– Art and Craft stalls
– Trails (Fairy houses, Gruffalo and more)
– Bug hunting kits
– Fireside refreshments

Please note:

This is an arboretum restoration project in progress! We are working hard with volunteers to restore, replant and maintain the arboretum following years of abandonment. We have created paths and cleared around trees so they can flourish and be enjoyed, and are improving labelling and signage. It’s still wild in places, and we plan to keep it that way because it’s part of what makes this place unique. Moreover, it’s also great for wildlife.

Planning your visit:

  • Unfortunately, the site is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues, and only suitable for off-road buggies
  • You can arrive at any time throughout the day, and stay as long as you desire.
  • We encourage car sharing, as there is limited parking along a dead-end lane and this dictates our capacity at events. Please use the turning area before parking facing down the lane
  • We have a compost loo on-site
  • There is no running water here, please bring drinking water as required. We will have hot beverages on offer for cash donations!
  • Please take all your rubbish with you
  • Well behaved dogs welcome on leads

Please find detailed information about how to find us, and more information to help you plan your visits here.


October 15, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
£1.00 – £15.00


Tortworth Forest Centre
Tortworth Arboretum, Off Tortworth Road
Wotton Under Edge, South Gloucestershire GL12 8HH United Kingdom
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