Blog - Tree of the Month

Forest Bathing

Re-connect with nature and unwind from the stresses of everyday life by trying forest bathing on your next visit.

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Hummingbirds and lantern trees

We're heading to Chile for the tree of the month blog to learn more about the Chilean lantern tree.

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5 ways to wellbeing

We’re encouraged to eat at least five fruit and vegetables a day to take care of our physical health, but what about our mental health?...

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It's good to be back!

Now that Westonbirt Arboretum has reopened we have loved receiving your messages of support and letting us know how much you've enjoyed your visits.

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The joy of creating

Posted in: Blog Great Oak Hall

​We all missed out on seeing Frances Whitman's exhibition at Westonbirt this spring due to lockdown so we caught up with her to get a little insight into work...

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A passion for watercolour

Posted in: Blog Great Oak Hall

Recently, we caught up with Carole Ann Ingram, Wiltshire based artist and Westonbirt exhibitionist, during lockdown to find out what her latest inspiration has been.

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The results are in…

Two weeks ago we asked you to help us choose a cultivar name for our new Magnolia hybrid, Magnolia sprengeri × campbellii. And the results are now in!...

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Name our new Magnolia

Posted in: Blog Botanical

Be part of this exciting opportunity to name a magnolia tree at Westonbirt.

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Memories from World War Two

Posted in: Blog History

As we celebrate 75 years since VE Day, we’ve taken a look back at Westonbirt Arboretum during World War Two… rumour has it the arboretum made the perfect hiding place!...

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Cast your vote for Westonbirt

Posted in: Blog

Join the Movement for Good! Vote for Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum to give the environment a helping hand.

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What did Wynter bring back from Chile?

An expedition around the world with Sir Francis Drake brought Winter's bark into the limelight.

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Conserving a Mexican maple

At Westonbirt, we are hoping to be part of conserving a newly discovered and described maple, Acer bizayedii from Mexico.

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Carving the sculpture ‘From little acorns’ . . .

Follow Lyn McCracken on her journey to entering 'The Power of Nature' British Woodcarvers' Association National Competition.

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A digital migration: Keeping calm and carrying on

Behind the scenes, at Westonbirt, our Membership Team have been on a digital journey, read on to find out what's been going on...

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