We organise a number of events each year. They range from guided tree walks to tree planting sessions and are listed below.



We are delighted to announce the return of our popular guided tree walks.  Each walk is a gentle 2-hour stroll on footpaths through parks and public gardens and along quiet roads.  You will be led by one of the Arboretum’s volunteers around some of the most interesting and impressive trees in the town.  The trees change through the seasons so it is well worth doing the walks more than once.

Walks depart from the Museum at 10.30 each Friday from 29th March through to the end of October.  These are the walks up to midsummer.  The end destinations are a ten-minute walk away from the town centre. 

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We are pleased to announce that Sidmouth Arboretum will be having its annual week long celebration of our local trees starting Monday 29th April.  Final details including meeting points will be weather dependent and advertised nearer the time, but the main events for your diary will be:

Monday 29th April

The Arboretum Committee will be meeting with experts from Treeconomics to finalise the details of the upcoming Tree Survey 2024.


Tuesday 30th April

Café Scientifique talk in Kennaway House by Chartered Arboriculturalist Keith Sacre from Treeconomics and Barcham Trees.


Wednesday 1st May

Town Councillors and East Devon Tree Wardens visiting The Knowle to learn about the trees.  Being a volunteer Tree Warden is interesting, if any of our supporters are interested, this will be a good time to come and have a chat about the scheme.


Thursday 2nd May

A tree walk guided by our usual enthusiast guides but in more challenging areas than our normal Friday walks.


Friday 3rd May

The usual weekly walk linked to the Museum town walks.  This week we go to see the wonderful collection of trees in the Knowle.  Meet at the Museum.


Saturday 4th May

Meet The Trees, a chance to visit 16 local gardens (unfortunately garden G will not be open due to unforeseen problems) to see the trees and talk with the owners about them.  You might even have a cup of tea at some.  Full programme is at Finished MTT leaflet 2024 (2) 






The Arboretum is working with other local groups and to maintain a joint calendar listing many, different events and experiences.  It is still under construction but you will be able to access the joint calendar here