Blog - Autumn

Wooden Wonders part five: birch

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

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Wooden Wonders part four: lemon and lime?

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

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Wooden Wonders part three: rugged oak

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

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Wooden Wonders part two: hard or soft?

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

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Footsteps in the snow

Posted in: Blog Wildlife

Snowfall gives us the opportunity to track animals through the snow. If you're lucky you'll get a glimpse of the wildlife that left the footsteps in the snow, but even if you don't, some of the footprints have a remarkable level of detail.

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Wooden Wonders part one: discover the wonders of Westonbirt's trees

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

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Experimenting on a grand scale

Last week saw the start of an exciting new research project that aims to discover new forestry tree species for the future.

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Be careful of the trenches!

We are literally brightening up at the news that funding has been received to upgrade our electricity supply from Phase 1 to Phase 3.

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Moving up the stations

Posted in: Blog History

The weather at Westonbirt has been formally recorded since 1888 and the fascination with how it affects our trees still endures.

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Yippee! This year's boundary restoration works are complete!

The Westonbirt Project is comprised of a number of elements including the restoration of landscape features and improvements to our electricity supply and car parking arrangements.

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What are your winter traditions?

As part of Westonbirt’s programme of family activities this winter, Westonbirt’s education team have created a trail that explores winter traditions from around the world.

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Why do we have a tree indoors at Christmas time?

As part of Westonbirt’s programme of family activities this winter, Westonbirt’s education team have created a trail that explores winter traditions from around the world.

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Why would you give frankincense or myrrh as a present?

As part of Westonbirt’s programme of family activities this winter, Westonbirt’s education team have created a trail that explores winter traditions from around the world.

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How do you roast chestnuts over an open fire?

As part of Westonbirt’s programme of family activities this winter, Westonbirt’s education team have created a trail that explores winter traditions from around the world.

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How is ivy helpful to wildlife?

As part of Westonbirt’s programme of family activities this winter, Westonbirt’s education team have created a trail that explores winter traditions from around the world.

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