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Autumn Open Day with tree planting

October 17 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join us in the woods for our annual Autumn Open Day and celebration of trees, with activities for all ages.  This is a free drop-in event.  Keep reading for details of everything happening on the day:

Tree plantings. We are excited to be adding to the arboretum’s tree collection with some new plantings.  These will take place on an ad-hoc basis throughout the day with groups of up to 6 people.

Self-guided walks and seed scavenging. Take a walk with our tree map or use our new seed map to explore and discover some of the seasonal wonders of the arboretum.

Family bug-hunting and Forest School activity sessions. These are free 30 minute sessions but because of Covid-19 regulations we are limiting numbers taking part at any one time. These activities are now fully booked. Please email amy@tortwortharboretum.org to be added to the waiting lists, or ask us on the day in case of cancellations/no-shows.

Music performances from Dora Darling.  Dora enchants with her beautiful, earthy, nature-inspired folk music. At midday and 3pm she will share with us some of her traditional original songs about seeds, trees, sunlight and more.

Moths of the arboretum.   Explore the arboretum following Butterfly Conservation’ moth trail.

Hot drinks available. We will have the kettle going on the fire and teas and coffees available. Due to Covid-19 we won’t be providing any other refreshments, and as always we ask you to bring your own drinking water as there is not tap on site.

Covid-safe event
The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff is very important to us. We ask all visitors to adhere to social distancing guidelines during the day, as well as the ‘Rule of 6’ and to clean their hands upon arrival and throughout their visit.  We will be operating Track and Trace, providing visitors with a QR code to scan as well as the option of leaving a name and contact telephone number for a member of their group.
DO NOT come to the arboretum if you have any symptoms of Covid or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive.

Planning your visit

Evaluating our work
This provided free thanks to a grant by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We will be asking visitors to complete voluntary monitoring and feedback forms.  Independent evaluator Amanda Pyne will be on site asking visitors for feedback about their day in the woods.

Donate to our work
If you’d like to make a donation towards the cost of the arboretum restoration work that we do, you can do so here.


October 17
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Tortworth Forest Centre
Tortworth Arboretum, Off Tortworth Road
Wotton Under Edge, South Gloucestershire GL12 8HH United Kingdom


Tortworth Forest Centre