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Author: Sarah Malina Fundraising Manager

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

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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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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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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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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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