Westonbirt Arboretum

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Westonbirt Arboretum in autumn
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A tree-lined avenue at Westonbirt

Westonbirt Arboretum is an arboretum near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, England. It is managed by the National Arboreta, which also manages Bedgebury Pinetum. The arboretum was established in 1829 by Robert Holford, and was later helped by his son George Holford. After the death of George in 1926 ownership passed to his nephew the fourth Lord Morley, and eventually to the Forestry Commission in 1956.

Westonbirt comprises some 18,000 trees and shrubs, over an area of approximately 600 acres (2.4 km²). Its 17 miles (27 km) of marked paths are popular with visitors, and provide access to a wide variety of rare plants.

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