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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 Autumn Crafts Events

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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The great drought of 2018

As we enter into the seventh week of hot dry weather, find out how we manage the tree collection in these difficult conditions...

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Ash dieback found - how can you help?

We have been monitoring Chalara dieback of ash in Westonbirt Arboretum. Find out how we are helping and what you can do.

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Our visit to Bedgebury Pinetum

In July, Westonbirt’s Tree Team set off on a cross county journey to visit the Tree Team at Westonbirt’s sister site; Bedgebury Pinetum.

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Busy bees

Posted in: Blog Wildlife

This summer we’ve had some busy woodland creatures buzzing around the arboretum with us – bees!...

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Plant and Flower Spotter’s Guide

Posted in: Blog Botanical

Identify some of the flora and fauna you may find around the arboretum with this beautifully illustrated guide.

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Summer Exhibitions/Sales

We are delighted to be hosting three exhibitions this August in the Great Oak Hall, so come and browse at your leisure!...

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Thanks to your support, look what we've achieved...

With your support via memberships and donations, we have been able to propel some of our projects forward providing engaging experiences for visitors to Westonbirt Arboretum.

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Important notice for members

As a Friend of Westonbirt Arboretum, we ask that you produce a valid membership card to gain free entry into the arboretum.

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Support FOWA on ‘I ♥ Small Charities Day’

​Help us to raise awareness of the work we do by getting involved in the ‘I ♥ Small Charities Day’ on 18th June. With your help we have a chance to win up to £450 to put towards the conservation of Westonbirt Arboretum.

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