Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is one of the world’s finest botanical collections of trees and shrubs. With approx. 2,800 taxa and 15,000 specimens growing in 250ha of a beautifully designed and picturesque landscape, it is a Grade I registered historic park and garden, and Level 4 Arbnet accredited Arboretum. Westonbirt is home to over 140 champion trees - the largest of their kind in the British Isles, and holds five Plant Heritage National Collections: Acer spp.; Acer (Japanese cultivars); Tilia (hardy spp.); Staphylea spp.; and Juglandaceae. Originally created in the heyday of Victorian plant hunting during the mid-19th century, the Arboretum was first established in 1829 by Robert Staynor Holford and further expanded later by his son Sir George Holford. Fascinated by rare and be

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