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Author: Rebecca Hare Forestry England Westonbirt Arboretum Marketing And Communications Manager

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Posted in: Blog Events Christmas

We know, we know… Christmas seems to start earlier every year, but for those of you who like to plan ahead we thought we’d give a sneak peek at what we have planned for Enchanted Christmas this year…...

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A virtual fair

Posted in: Blog Events

This year you'll be able to browse the stalls, find the perfect Christmas present and support local charities all from the comfort of your own home.

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Art at the arboretum

Posted in: Blog Community activities

Westonbirt is the inspiration for up-and-coming artists. Recently Forestry England teamed up with local charity Art Shape on a new project using art to connect more people to trees and nature.

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7 things you didn't know about polecats

Posted in: Blog Wildlife

During spring at Westonbirt, we had a very unexpected visitor!...

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Mindful photography

Posted in: Blog Health & wellbeing

Mindful photography can open the door to the secret, hidden and amazing world of the unnoticeable by encouraging people to slow down, look again and connect with the natural world around us.

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Forest Bathing

Posted in: Blog Health & wellbeing

Re-connect with nature and unwind from the stresses of everyday life by trying forest bathing on your next visit.

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5 ways to wellbeing

Posted in: Blog Health & wellbeing

We’re encouraged to eat at least five fruit and vegetables a day to take care of our physical health, but what about our mental health?...

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It's good to be back!

Posted in: Blog Member communications

Now that Westonbirt Arboretum has reopened we have loved receiving your messages of support and letting us know how much you've enjoyed your visits.

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The results are in…

Posted in: Blog Botanical Propagation

Two weeks ago we asked you to help us choose a cultivar name for our new Magnolia hybrid, Magnolia sprengeri × campbellii. And the results are now in!...

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Name our new Magnolia

Posted in: Blog Botanical

Be part of this exciting opportunity to name a magnolia tree at Westonbirt.

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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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Cast your vote for Westonbirt

Posted in: Blog

Join the Movement for Good! Vote for Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum to give the environment a helping hand.

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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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