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Out of the trunks of trees

Roger Gorst, a long-standing friend of Westonbirt Arboretum, has kindly sent us this fascinating insight into the many uses of the products extracted from trees.

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A record breaking result

It was another glorious evening for the Westonbirt 10k this May. Amongst the runners were over 100 dedicated fundraisers, running for the trees to support our charitable work caring for the arboretum.

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Autumn life in the arboretum

Posted in: Features Autumn 2018

As the days begin to draw in and the mornings cast a chill in the air, you can sense the change of season. It’s a time of transition at the arboretum. Many trees are in glorious autumn colour and animals are busy preparing winter stores.

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Becoming a guide...

Just three years ago I was encouraged to train as a Westonbirt guide.

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Farewell to Dan Crowley

It is with great sadness and pride that we have to announce that after nine years at Westonbirt our Dendrologist, Dan Crowley, will be leaving us in September for a new and exciting opportunity, to study for a Master’s Degree in Plant Diversity.

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A box of delights

We are warmly welcoming back a family of artists for our third autumn exhibition...

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Why DO leaves change colour in autumn?

Posted in: Blog Botanical Autumn

And why do they go such a different variety of colours?...

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Picturing Nature

Whilst the weather here isn’t looking picture perfect over the next few days – our autumn spirits cannot be dampened!...

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Exhibition launch!

Great Oak Hall Autumn Exhibitions start this weekend with 'Pots and Paintings 2018' - come and have a look...

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Curious about conkers

Posted in: Blog Autumn

Autumn has arrived! Check out our fun facts as we welcome in this season...

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Back to school

Posted in: Blog

As children around the country are heading back to school this week, this weekend you may want to plan something special for your young learners!...

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Welcome back!

Posted in: Blog Wildlife

We are welcoming back native rare breed Gloucester cattle to graze our downland from early September until the end of February.

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Autumn delights!

Posted in: Blog Events Autumn Crafts

We are pleased to announce an exciting array of exhibitions for you to enjoy on your next autumn visit. There will be all kinds of arts and crafts on display from pots and paintings to photography and furniture.

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Careful consideration...

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Over the last few months, we have been busy restoring the dry stone walls around Westonbirt Woodworks as part of our latest project.

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A new beginning!

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Over the coming year we will be developing the Woodworks into an exciting hub where visitors will be able to see traditional heritage skills, take exciting courses and learn more about what happens to our trees at the end of their lives at the arboretum.

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