Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, is located in Gloucestershire, three miles from the Cotswold market town of Tetbury.
The historic, Victorian picturesque landscape and internationally important tree and shrub collection is managed by the Forestry Commission.The 15,000 labelled trees (around 2,500 different types of tree) come from Britain, China, North America, Japan, Chile and other temperate climates. Planting started in the 1850s by Robert Holford; the rich Victorian landowner to whom the Westonbirt estate belonged.
100 of the most popular British trees found at the Arboretum form the basis of this pocket guide, which aims to educate and entertain. Illustrated with artwork depicting the tree and leaf accompanied by a concise text written by one of the world’s leading tree experts from the Arboretum, this makes an ideal guide both for a visit to Westonbirt and for more general use.