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A different kind of demonstration...

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Thanks to generous donations given to support the restoration of Westonbirt Woodworks the next phase of the project is well under way - creating a Demonstration Area.

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Is there a better way to start the day?

Simon and Allan, our Westonbirt Runners, are doing fantastically well and have been trying out the new running routes in the arboretum. See how they’ve been getting on…...

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Be part of Westonbirt’s history!

To celebrate the Forestry Commission’s centenary year, we are planning a very special summer trail celebrating the Arboretum’s human history – but we can’t do it alone, we need your help!...

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Joining the Tree Team for a day...

Jane, became a member of the Tree Team for a day. Read on to find out how she got on...

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Planting with a little help from our friends

One of the most important aspects of our work here is continuing to grow our staff’s skills and knowledge, so we can ensure that the trees are receiving the best possible care.

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Taking the next steps

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Over the last few weeks, some of you will have noticed we’ve been quite busy beneath the STIHL Treetop Walkway…..

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Meet our Westonbirt Runners...

The Westonbirt 10K is a highlight of the year in the Cotswolds and is always very popular. We have two Westonbirt Runners this year ready to take on the challenge!...

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A Westonbirt love story...

Posted in: Blog History

Today on this gloriously bright sunny Valentine’s Day we’d like to take you back 165 years, to 1854, and share the heartwarming story of Robert Stayner Holford’s wedding to Mary Anne Lindsay.

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New homes for 211 trees!

January and February are a busy time for the team here at Westonbirt! Before the cold weather really sets in, our tree team must find new homes for hundreds of new plants.

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Feeling Blue?

Being active and getting outdoors has been proven to provide a great boost to your mental well-being, and we want to encourage you to find some time soon to explore the great outdoors.

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Run for the trees!

This May our popular 10K race will be returning to the national arboretum, this year with a new route!...

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Building the Westonbirt Woodworks

As part of our exciting new Woodworks project, Westonbirt staff and volunteers were given the opportunity to get involved in the building of our new drying shelter - see how they got on...

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How did Christmas trees start?

Posted in: Blog Christmas History

It’s one of our favourite times of year! When everyone brings trees into their homes and decorates them. So we thought we’d celebrate the Christmas tree with a whistle stop tour through its history!...

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Timberframing

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Westonbirt is welcoming back Perchard Structural Timberworks to help us develop our Woodworks this winter. Read on to find out how Nick and his team are getting on...

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A rare visitor

Posted in: Blog Autumn Wildlife

Our Propagator, Penny, was lucky enough to spot an unusual find in the propagation greenhouses a couple of weeks ago.

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