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Author: Sarah Malina Fundraising 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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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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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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A digital migration: Keeping calm and carrying on

Posted in: Blog Member communications Staff and trustees

Behind the scenes, at Westonbirt, our Membership Team have been on a digital journey, read on to find out what's been going on...

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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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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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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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Membership survey 2019

Posted in: Blog Member communications

In September 2019 we invited members to complete our membership survey - see the results...

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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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