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Spring Festival 2023

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free – £25.00

Welcome in the Spring with us this March!

On Saturday 18th March we’ll be joined by an expert team for a very special event. There will be guided tours of the tree collection, a forest school arena and talks exploring the history of the Ducie family and their estate, bug hunts, entertainment from the gorgeous Island Folk Choir, local makers, fireside refreshments and a chance to get your hands dirty as we plant new specimens.

For an additional cost you can release your inner Viking and let off steam with the team at Avalon Axes! We’ll also be joined by the Social Tree Climbers. offering opportunities to see the arboretum on another level. Climbing is suitable for anyone age 7+ of all agilities and abilities. So if you fancy getting into the canopy, add a tree climbing with your tickets below to secure your space!

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. Together, we have created paths and cleared around trees so they can flourish and be enjoyed, and are improving labelling and signage but it’s still wild in places and common sense is required when visiting. We plan to keep it this way because it’s part of what makes this place unique; moreover, it’s also great for wildlife. Spring is a fabulous time of year to visit as new life is everywhere in the forest. Book your tickets today!

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Planning your visit:

  • We encourage car sharing as there is limited parking on our lane. If you are able to travel without a car you can take advantage of our green ticket option below!
  • Due to the natural pathways the site is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues, and only suitable for off-road buggies
  • With this in mind most of our pathways can be slippery and muddy at times. Please wear appropriate footwear
  • We have a compost loo on-site
  • We have three friendly goats who love vegetable scraps
  • There is no running water or electricity here
  • 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.


Friends of Tortworth Annual pass holders please reserve your space here

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Tortworth volunteer If you have volunteered with us in 2023 please reserve your place here free of charge

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March 18
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free – £25.00
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Tortworth Forest Centre
Tortworth Arboretum, Off Tortworth Road
Wotton Under Edge, South Gloucestershire GL12 8HH United Kingdom
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Child (5-17)
Two adult group
This ticket is for one adult and up to three children travelling together in one vehicle.
One adult group
This ticket is for one adult and up to three children travelling together in one vehicle.
This ticket is for anyone who considers themselves unwaged.
Green ticket (adult)
Travelling by foot, bicycle or public transport? This is the ticket for you!
Tree climbing
See the arboretum on another level with the Social Tree Climbers, an exclusive offer especially for Tortworth Spring Festival visitors. Usually £60pp! Must be purchased in conjunction with an admissions ticket.
25 available