Westonbirt Arboretum - Treefest

Friday 13 April 2012


Family activities to discover the intrepid world of plant hunting, expert carvers creating big play trail pieces and over 100 exhibitors join this year's Treefest at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum in Gloucestershire.

Visitors can watch as carvers take inspiration from fairy tales and nature to create large wooden sculptures that will become part of the new play trail in Silk Wood. Wood for the sculptures is sourced as part of the routine management of Westonbirt Arboretum's tree collection.

Local live music, traditional woodland skills, local food producers and live cookery demonstrations from local celebrity chefs will also entertain visitors.

Rob Rees MBE, 'The Cotswold Chef' and Charlotte Pike from Go Free Foods will use local, fresh ingredients to create delicious dishes in the Treefest Foodhall.

Visitors can save money with advance weekend and daily tickets, available from the website.

Visitors to Treefest will again have the chance to camp at the event. This year, visitors can upgrade to a tipi or yurt for their weekend. Details on how to book can also be found on Westonbirt Arboretum's website.


When: 25-27 August 2012

Where: The National Arboretum, Westonbirt, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Contact: Westonbirt Arboretum

Tickets: Advance weekend tickets - £30 for adults and £26 for concessions; Advance daily admission - £10 for adults, £8 for concessions and Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum and kids go free throughout the event.