The arboretum is very quiet, but looking great

Posted: April 29, 2020 at 11:49 am Author: Mark Ballard - Forestry England Westonbirt Arboretum Curator

All things yellow at Westonbirt...

You will hopefully be pleased to know that whilst Westonbirt is closed to members and the visiting public, it is still being looked after and cared for. Albeit in line with government guidance and appropriate safety precautions in place.

Wild daffodils near Silk Wood Barn A flushing full moon maple (Acer japonicum ‘Vitifolium’) near Lodge Gates in the Old Arboretum

Wild daffodils near Silk Wood Barn


A flushing full moon maple (Acer japonicum ‘Vitifolium’) near Lodge Gates in the Old Arboretum

Korean Forsythia (Forsythia ovata) near Specimen AvenueLinderapraetermissa on Circular Drive

Korean Forsythia (Forsythia ovata) near Specimen Avenue

Linderapraetermissa on Circular Drive


On a lighter note, and following my routine inspection of the trees and shrubs within our living collection, I thought I would share everything that is YELLOW at the moment in early spring. The place looked great, even on a dull and overcast day.

Mahoniapinnata on Main DrivePrimroses (Primula vulgaris) on Waste Bank

Mahoniapinnata on Main Drive

Primroses (Primula vulgaris) on Waste Bank

Rhododendron sp. near Savill GladeAnd even the humble dandelion (Taraxacumofficinale) in Silk Wood

Rhododendron sp. near Savill Glade

And even the humble dandelion (Taraxacumofficinale) in Silk Wood

Stay safe.


Take a look at the 'First Day of Spring' blog next or test your spring flower knowledge in this quiz...