Blog - Autumn

Prehistoric Plants

Posted in: Blog Events Learning

This Easter, Westonbirt's learning and participation team have created two great family events, with an Easter Challenge (3 - 6 April) and an exploration of Jurassic Plants (10 - 12 April) on offer for families.

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Spring Colour Watch Blog, cherries in Silk Wood

Posted in: Blog Botanical Spring

Take a detour from Silk Wood’s spring seasonal trail stops along Palmer Ride or The Link, and you can check the progress of the Cherry Collection.

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Spring Colour Watch Blog: Magnolias come up trumps

Posted in: Blog Botanical Spring

This week's Spring Colour Watch Blog focuses on our magnolias.

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Spring Colour Watch Blog: things to look out for in the Old Arboretum

Posted in: Blog Botanical Spring

This week, we look at some of the sights along the route of the seasonal trail in the Old Arboretum, from hellebores in shady spots, to the bright rhododendrons and azaleas which are now emerging.

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Spring Colour Watch Blog: signs of spring in Silk Wood

Posted in: Blog Botanical Spring

Signs that spring has started are all around in Silk Wood – but for the time being these are not the obvious shows of colour, but green shoots, buds and the early stages of blossom.

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Spring Colour Watch Blog: Sign of the times?

Posted in: Blog Botanical Spring

This year's Spring Colour Watch Blog takes in some of the fascinating stops on the two spring trail routes around the Old Arboretum and Silk Wood, created by Ben Oliver, Westonbirt's Learning and Participation Manager.

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Wooden Wonders part 13: holly

Posted in: Blog Events Learning

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, is full of magnificent trees.

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Wooden Wonders part 12: Atlas cedar

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Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, is full of magnificent trees.

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Wooden Wonders part 11: Wellingtonia

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Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, is full of magnificent trees.

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A busy few weeks

We have nearly completed the electric upgrade trenching work on site.

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Wooden Wonders part nine: larch

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Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, is full of magnificent trees.

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Wooden Wonders part ten: Lawson's cypress

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Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, is full of magnificent trees.

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Wooden Wonders part eight: box

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Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, is full of magnificent trees.

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Wooden Wonders part seven: beech

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Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, is full of magnificent trees.

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Wooden Wonders part six: yew - a hard softwood!

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Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, is full of magnificent trees.

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