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A closer look at a living fossil

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A tree species rediscovered in the 1940s which dates back to the dinosaurs...

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First day of spring

Westonbirt is waking up as we welcome in the first day of spring.

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Who run the world? Girls!

Sunday 8 March marks International Women’s Day, an important day for us to celebrate the social, economic, cultural (and in our case arboricultural!) achievements of women!...

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Take a sneak peek...

It’s finally March, and the end of what must be the wettest winter most of us can remember!...

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A living fossil down under

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As February draws to a close and we embrace the start of spring we're taking a look at another of Westonbirt's living fossils, which came back from the dead on the other side of the world, the Wollemi pine.

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5 ideas to keep the kids entertained this half-term

If you’re looking for inspiration on how to keep the kids entertained, the team here at Westonbirt are here to help!...

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One of Westonbirt’s rarest trees

This year we will be taking you on a journey around the world at Westonbirt, exploring our collection and learning new things along the way.

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Our place in a changing world

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A 10-year vision for Westonbirt, The National Arboretum...

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An alien has landed in Silk Wood

For the very first time in history, we can confirm that an alien has crash-landed into the National Arboretum!...

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Membership survey 2019

In September 2019 we invited members to complete our membership survey - see the results...

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7 things you didn't know about bio-security

Read our introduction to some interesting things about bio-security you may not know...

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The ultimate guide to Westonbirt exhibitions this autumn

Read on to discover the must see exhibitions taking place at Westonbirt this season...

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Expert's guide to Westonbirt wildflowers

Read our volunteer expert's overview of our Wildflower Walks as we approach the last guided walk of the year. ...

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Quest complete!

Westonbirt’s mission is ‘to connect people with trees; to improve quality of life’, and we like to try different ways of doing this!...

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Discovering Westonbirt's past

If you’ve visited Westonbirt over the past month, you’ll have noticed that our usual seasonal trail has taken on a personal twist…...

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