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Author: Simon Hough Westonbirt Runner

Meet the Artists participating in the Art Bridge Emergents Project

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Thanks to funding from Arts Council England, Forestry England have teamed up with local charity Art Shape on their Art Bridge Emergents project.

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Maples turning red

Posted in: Blog Autumn

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) has today published The Red List of Acer: revised and extended giving the conservation status of all 158 maple or Acer species.

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Teaming up to Protect Trees for Future Generations

Posted in: Blog Autumn

We are rapidly approaching our favourite time of year when our trees are at their most vibrant and colourful but ensuring that these magnificent plants continue for future generations to enjoy is a mammoth task.

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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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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

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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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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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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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