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Author: Jane Shute Membership And Communications Manager

7 things you didn't know about bio-security

Posted in: Blog Propagation Learning Landscape Autumn

Read our introduction to some interesting things about bio-security you may not know...

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The ultimate guide to Westonbirt exhibitions this autumn

Posted in: Blog Events Great Oak Hall Photography Autumn

Read on to discover the must see exhibitions taking place at Westonbirt this season...

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Quest complete!

Posted in: Blog Visitor experience Learning Landscape

Westonbirt’s mission is ‘to connect people with trees; to improve quality of life’, and we like to try different ways of doing this!...

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Westonbirt Woodworks is Complete

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Over the last few months, Westonbirt Woodworks has been a hubbub of activity as we have transformed the site into a centre for showcasing timber at Westonbirt Arboretum – a key part of the story in the lifecycle of our trees.

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Re-roofing nearly complete!

Posted in: Blog Staff and trustees Restoration

Since our last blog post, there have been some fairly big changes to the way things are looking down at Westonbirt Woodworks.

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A different kind of demonstration...

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Thanks to generous donations given to support the restoration of Westonbirt Woodworks the next phase of the project is well under way - creating a Demonstration Area.

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Is there a better way to start the day?

Posted in: Blog Events Staff and trustees Health & wellbeing

Simon and Allan, our Westonbirt Runners, are doing fantastically well and have been trying out the new running routes in the arboretum. See how they’ve been getting on…...

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Joining the Tree Team for a day...

Posted in: Blog Tree management Propagation Staff and trustees Spring

Jane, became a member of the Tree Team for a day. Read on to find out how she got on...

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Planting with a little help from our friends

Posted in: Blog Tree management Propagation Spring Work Experience

One of the most important aspects of our work here is continuing to grow our staff’s skills and knowledge, so we can ensure that the trees are receiving the best possible care.

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Meet our Westonbirt Runners...

Posted in: Blog Events Staff and trustees Health & wellbeing

The Westonbirt 10K is a highlight of the year in the Cotswolds and is always very popular. We have two Westonbirt Runners this year ready to take on the challenge!...

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A Westonbirt love story...

Posted in: Blog History

Today on this gloriously bright sunny Valentine’s Day we’d like to take you back 165 years, to 1854, and share the heartwarming story of Robert Stayner Holford’s wedding to Mary Anne Lindsay.

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New homes for 211 trees!

Posted in: Blog Tree management Research trips Propagation

January and February are a busy time for the team here at Westonbirt! Before the cold weather really sets in, our tree team must find new homes for hundreds of new plants.

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Feeling Blue?

Posted in: Blog Health & wellbeing

Being active and getting outdoors has been proven to provide a great boost to your mental well-being, and we want to encourage you to find some time soon to explore the great outdoors.

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How did Christmas trees start?

Posted in: Blog History Christmas

It’s one of our favourite times of year! When everyone brings trees into their homes and decorates them. So we thought we’d celebrate the Christmas tree with a whistle stop tour through its history!...

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Let’s Get Framing

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Last week, Nick Perchard had a busy few days sorting through the timber that has been milled on site from our own oak.

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