Our place in a changing world
A 10-year vision for Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
Westonbirt is a living, evolving landscape. As we face the future and a changing world, both environmentally and socially, it’s critical that we are ready to tackle challenges and harness opportunities as they arise.
Our 10-year vision is centred on three key themes: conservation, education and participation. By studying and conserving our trees, sharing our knowledge and encouraging more people to engage with The National Arboretum, we can improve understanding of our natural assets, communicate the important role they play to all life on earth, and get more people benefitting from the positive impacts on health and well-being.
It’s about strengthening the connections between people and trees. The next 10 years are key to making that happen. But we can't do it alone, we need your help.
Through your continued visits, donations and memberships, you help us to connect people with trees and safeguard these plants for future generations.
Our vision document
'As we look forward to the bicentenary of the
arboretum in 2029, we set out what we need to
achieve over the next decade to confront the
challenges our trees face and the importance
of connecting people with trees in our changing
world. Through realising our 10-year vision for
Westonbirt, we are confident the arboretum will
continue to flourish and be better able to play its
part in tackling these global challenges.'
Mike Mintram - Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum Chairman