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Author: Michal Dvorak Forestry England Westonbirt Arboretum Dendrologist

Memories from World War Two

Posted in: Blog History

As we celebrate 75 years since VE Day, we’ve taken a look back at Westonbirt Arboretum during World War Two… rumour has it the arboretum made the perfect hiding place!...

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What did Wynter bring back from Chile?

Posted in: Blog Botanical Landscape Tree of the Month

An expedition around the world with Sir Francis Drake brought Winter's bark into the limelight.

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Conserving a Mexican maple

Posted in: Blog Botanical Propagation

At Westonbirt, we are hoping to be part of conserving a newly discovered and described maple, Acer bizayedii from Mexico.

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A closer look at a living fossil

Posted in: Blog Tree of the Month

A tree species rediscovered in the 1940s which dates back to the dinosaurs...

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First day of spring

Posted in: Blog Health & wellbeing Spring

Westonbirt is waking up as we welcome in the first day of spring.

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Who run the world? Girls!

Posted in: Blog Propagation Staff and trustees Work Experience

Sunday 8 March marks International Women’s Day, an important day for us to celebrate the social, economic, cultural (and in our case arboricultural!) achievements of women!...

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Take a sneak peek...

Posted in: Blog Botanical Learning Health & wellbeing Spring

It’s finally March, and the end of what must be the wettest winter most of us can remember!...

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A living fossil down under

Posted in: Blog Tree of the Month

As February draws to a close and we embrace the start of spring we're taking a look at another of Westonbirt's living fossils, which came back from the dead on the other side of the world, the Wollemi pine.

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5 ideas to keep the kids entertained this half-term

Posted in: Blog Health & wellbeing

If you’re looking for inspiration on how to keep the kids entertained, the team here at Westonbirt are here to help!...

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One of Westonbirt’s rarest trees

Posted in: Blog Botanical Propagation Tree of the Month

This year we will be taking you on a journey around the world at Westonbirt, exploring our collection and learning new things along the way.

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Our place in a changing world

Posted in: Blog

A 10-year vision for Westonbirt, The National Arboretum...

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An alien has landed in Silk Wood

Posted in: Blog Health & wellbeing

For the very first time in history, we can confirm that an alien has crash-landed into the National Arboretum!...

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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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