Blog - Autumn

A windy few days

It seems as if the tiny glimmer of summer sun has definitely gone and been replaced with wind and rain. This coincided with our trip to Batsford Arboretum to have a look at their visitor and garden centre, which recently opened.

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115 years of hard work

In August 1896 the owner of Westonbirt, George Holford, wrote to Mr Thistleton Dyer the director of Kew Gardens.

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Its nearly time for Treefest!

Posted in: Blog Events

Well, the events team here at Westonbirt are almost certainly too busy to do any more blogs in the run up to Treefest, but the marketing team have just had a chance to go out on site and see everything taking shape ready for this weekend's event.

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1000 metres of bunting? must be Treefest!

Posted in: Blog Events

It's very exciting here now and starting to feel really like a festival.

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Is autumn coming early?

Posted in: Blog Autumn

Are autumn colours at Westonbirt appearing earlier than normal? That’s the question prompted by stories in last weekend’s media about the effects a drier spring has had on trees.

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Treefest: our new-look festival

Posted in: Blog Events

I hope you enjoy our new-look festival this year. Treefest is the latest incarnation of an event the Forestry Commission has been running at Westonbirt for many years.

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I'll never look at a dry stone wall in the same way again

Phew! I've just got back to my desk after a morning's dry stone walling - or an attempt at it.

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International Dendrology Society trip – day fourteen

Posted in: Blog Research trips

Raef Johnson was awarded a bursary to join a two week trip to Georgia with the International Dendrology Society. Dendrology is the study of the natural history of trees and woody plants.

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International Dendrology Society trip – days twelve and thirteen

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Raef Johnson was awarded a bursary to join a two week trip to Georgia with the International Dendrology Society. Dendrology is the study of the natural history of trees and woody plants.

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There's more to forestry than just trees!

Posted in: Blog Learning

Having to find a week’s work experience at the end of my first year of Sixth Form was a daunting thought, especially with no definite idea of my future career in mind.

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International Dendrology Society trip – days ten and eleven

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Raef Johnson was awarded a bursary to join a two week trip to Georgia with the International Dendrology Society. Dendrology is the study of the natural history of trees and woody plants.

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International Dendrology Society trip – days eight and nine

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Raef Johnson was awarded a bursary to join a two week trip to Georgia with the International Dendrology Society. Dendrology is the study of the natural history of trees and woody plants.

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A week's worth of invaluable experience

Posted in: Blog Learning

I chose to come to Westonbirt Arboretum as I hoped I would experience a wide range of jobs and gain a better knowledge of the wide world of work.

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International Dendrology Society trip – day seven

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It was another day of travelling today. We moved from Bakuriani to Batumi, Georgia's second largest city which is situated on the humid Black Sea coast.

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International Dendrology Society trip – days five and six

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Raef Johnson was awarded a bursary to join a two week trip to Georgia with the International Dendrology Society. Dendrology is the study of the natural history of trees and woody plants.

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