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Small but still mighty!

Within the arboretum, we currently care for over 100 threatened tree species and the latest edition of ‘The Little Book of Disappearing Trees’ introduces some of the endangered trees we look after.

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The Great British Picnic!

Posted in: Blog Shop Seasonal Summer

As International Picnic Day approaches on Saturday 18 June and the warm weather begins to take hold we’ve put together some of our favourite picnic items available in the shop.

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Unveiling the new Community Shelter

After years of planning, and thanks to members and funders for giving this project a chance to come to life, the brand-new Community Shelter has been unveiled at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum.

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Running the 2022 Westonbirt 10K

With the completion of the Westonbirt 10K on 12 May, we caught up with Julia, our Westonbirt Runner, to find out how it went…...

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Trail Running Kit List

If you're looking for expert tips on trail running then check out this blog from Runners Need...

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Community Shelter update - making the structural skeleton

Over the last few weeks, the Community Shelter has started to take shape with the structural skeleton in place. Take a look at the timelapses below to find out more...

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Visiting Runners Need

As Julia prepares for the Westonbirt 10K she went to Runners Need to have a gait analysis - find out what this is and why you should get one too! #AD...

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Running Routes at Westonbirt

Start on your running journey or find inspiration for beating your personal bests at Westonbirt Arboretum...

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Meet Julia - Our Westonbirt Runner

This year we're pleased to announce Julia, our Supporter Services Manager, will be running for the trees at the 10K in May. We recently interviewed her so you can get to know her a little better...

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How to prepare for a 10K

We’re 10 weeks out for the Westonbirt Run for the Trees 10K. If you haven’t already started training there is still plenty of time to start.

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Community Shelter update - steam bending

Westonbirt's community participants have been using the ancient process of steam bending to create the shelter's arches. Find out more...

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Community Shelter update - Jan 2022

The build phase has started and we're thrilled to share some of the details with you...

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Eco-friendly membership cards

We're launching environmentally friendly membership cards for our members!...

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Winter highlight: Scots pine

The Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) was voted the national tree of Scotland in 2014 and is a member of the Pinaceae family, a conifer native to northern Europe.

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