Blog - Autumn

A busy week for boundaries

The new ha-ha has just been completed! We have finished adding the last few courses of stone and laid coping stones to finish the last section of wall.

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Autumn Colour Watch: a mixed picture of colour

Posted in: Blog Botanical Autumn

Autumn is a spectacular time of year at Westonbirt. This photo-packed blog will take you through the weekly highlights of what’s looking good and where.

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Renewing Westonbirt's links with Japan (part 5) - catching up with an old friend

Westonbirt Arboretum’s Director, Simon Toomer, and Superintendent, Mark Ballard, are currently in Japan for two weeks to collect seed from the wild.

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Renewing Westonbirt's links with Japan (part 4) - Mount Fuji

Westonbirt Arboretum’s Director, Simon Toomer, and Superintendent, Mark Ballard, are currently in Japan for two weeks to collect seed from the wild.

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Renewing Westonbirt's links with Japan (part 3) - a successful few days

Westonbirt Arboretum’s Director, Simon Toomer, and Superintendent, Mark Ballard, are currently in Japan for two weeks to collect seed from the wild.

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Tomorrow’s Trees need you to Text Today!

There is no doubt in our (only very slightly biased) minds that Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, is the definition of Autumn.

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Autumn Colour Watch: a fruitful week

Posted in: Blog Botanical Autumn

Autumn is a spectacular time of year at Westonbirt. This photo-packed blog will take you through the weekly highlights of what's looking good and where.

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Japan seed collecting trip - target plants and collecting equipment

Westonbirt Arboretum’s Director, Simon Toomer, and Superintendent, Mark Ballard, are currently in Japan for two weeks to collect seed from the wild.

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Renewing Westonbirt’s links with Japan (part 2) - Tokyo

Westonbirt Arboretum’s Director, Simon Toomer, and Superintendent, Mark Ballard, are currently in Japan for two weeks to collect seed from the wild.

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What have Autumnwatch been up to this week?

Westonbirt is getting ready to host BBC Autumnwatch Live in October - the arboretum is buzzing with excitement and with only a week to go before the first broadcast.

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Autumn Colour Watch: our marvellous maples

Posted in: Blog Botanical Autumn

Autumn is a spectacular time of year at Westonbirt. This photo-packed blog will take you through the weekly highlights of whats looking good and where.

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Renewing Westonbirt's links with Japan (part 1) - the 2011 seed collecting trip

Posted in: Blog Research trips

This week Westonbirt Arboretum’s Director, Simon Toomer, and Superintendent, Mark Ballard, will travel to Japan for two weeks to collect seed from the wild.

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A career in trees

Hugh Angus leaves the Forestry Commission and Westonbirt, The National Arboretum after 24 years this September.

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What a week for Westonbirt!

What a great week for The National Arboretum. We have finally been able to tell everyone that we will host BBC Autumnwatch Live for the whole of October!...

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The winds of change

Posted in: Blog Autumn

The weather of recent days will certainly have you feeling autumnal and it seems the trees of Westonbirt Arboretum are sympathising with you.

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