Blog - Autumn

International Dendrology Society trip – day four

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.

View Full Post

Green Inspiration

I recently visited the Greenbuild Expo in Manchester which showcased sustainable energy ideas and technology.

View Full Post

International Dendrology Society trip – day three

Posted in: Blog Research trips

Lagodekhi nature reserve in the high Caucasus mountains is our destination for today, and a five hour hike through a wooded river valley up to a waterfall is our ultimate goal.

View Full Post

International Dendrology Society trip – day two

Posted in: Blog Research trips

Leaving Tbilisi and climbing into the mountains this morning seemed to take no time at all.

View Full Post

International Dendrology Society trip - day one

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.

View Full Post

Playing around with sticks

Posted in: Blog Learning

We’ve finally stopped planning and started putting in our new play plans for Silk Wood.

View Full Post

Setting the stage for Live Music

Posted in: Blog Events

It’s that time of year again unbelievably – the week before Westonbirt’s first Live Music concert weekend when it’s all hands on deck to get the site ready for thousands of music fans.

View Full Post

Why are you removing rhododendrons?

If you’ve been a visitor to Westonbirt these last few weeks you might be surprised to see the cutting and removal of quite a few Rhododendron ponticum plants whilst in full bloom.

View Full Post

Westonbirt Weddings

Posted in: Blog Events

In my last blog entry I talked about how I was busy planning the 3rd Wedding Open Day in a different format. I wasn’t sure how successful it would be and promised to let you know.

View Full Post

A grand day out

Last week we finally managed to make some time to look at examples of other Forestry Commission projects.

View Full Post

Membership Frenzy

March has arrived and for the first time since any of us can remember, the trauma of our January renewals is over already!...

View Full Post

The Project begins with a ha-ha!

You will see from Monday (7th March) contractors on site by the mini roundabout starting Phase 1 of the Westonbirt Project.

View Full Post

Wedding Open Day

Posted in: Blog Events

Busy planning the 3rd Wedding Open Day on Saturday 19 March. Trying a different format this year as we want to promote Westonbirt Arboretum as a really special venue for Civil Ceremonies and partnerships.

View Full Post

What makes Westonbirt so special?

Not the best week at Westonbirt, as the staff have been consulted on the Public Forest Estate debate and the restructuring within the Forestry Commission which will affect our colleagues here quite severely.

View Full Post

FOWA starts to blog

It has been decided by those who must be obeyed that FOWA is to be dragged kicking and screaming into the world of blogging. An introductory lesson showed that some people have high hopes that we shall enter into this world with gusto.

View Full Post