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Spring Open Day

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and join us for a relaxed day in the woods at our Spring Open Day, when we’ll open our gates and welcome you to explore this unique arboretum.
We’ll have guided walks with members of staff, plus a selection of self-led activities for families (borrow a bug-hunting kit, take our tree explorer challenge, or search for the Gruffalo!), plus an opportunity to make willow crowns/Spring wreaths).  Why not bring a picnic too?

This event is drop-in, and is free thanks to a generous grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  NB we changed this from the original date (15 May), to take advantage of the further easing of lockdown restrictions on 17 May.

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 working hard to improve labelling and signage. It’s still quite wild in places, and we plan to keep it that way because it’s part of what makes this place unique, and it’s also great for wildlife.

Planning your visit:

  • We have limited parking along a dead-end lane and car-sharing is encouraged (we recommend turning around in our turning area before parking facing down the lane);
  • We have a compost loo on site;
  • There is no running water here;
  • Unfortunately the site is not suitable for wheelchair users, and only suitable for off-road buggies.

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


Do not attend if –

  • You or anyone in your household has symptoms of Covid-19 or has tested positive for Covid-19 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/
  • In the last 10 days you have had contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19
  • Someone in your support bubble has symptoms or has tested positive for Covid-19

Please adhere to social distancing at all times on site, and make use of the hand sanitiser provided.

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May 22
10:00 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

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