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Author: Becca Hare

The results are in…

Posted in: Blog Botanical Propagation

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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Who run the world? Girls!

Posted in: Blog Propagation Staff and trustees Work Experience

Sunday 8 March marks International Women’s Day, an important day for us to celebrate the social, economic, cultural (and in our case arboricultural!) achievements of women!...

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Take a sneak peek...

Posted in: Blog Botanical Learning Health & wellbeing Spring

It’s finally March, and the end of what must be the wettest winter most of us can remember!...

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5 ideas to keep the kids entertained this half-term

Posted in: Blog Health & wellbeing

If you’re looking for inspiration on how to keep the kids entertained, the team here at Westonbirt are here to help!...

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Our place in a changing world

Posted in: Blog

A 10-year vision for Westonbirt, The National Arboretum...

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An alien has landed in Silk Wood

Posted in: Blog Health & wellbeing

For the very first time in history, we can confirm that an alien has crash-landed into the National Arboretum!...

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Planting with a little help from our friends

Posted in: Blog Tree management Propagation Spring Work Experience

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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How did Christmas trees start?

Posted in: Blog History Christmas

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 Wildlife Autumn

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

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Let’s Get Framing

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Last week, Nick Perchard had a busy few days sorting through the timber that has been milled on site from our own oak.

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The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner!

Posted in: Blog Events Christmas

Join us along the illuminated trail at Westonbirt Arboretum this season...

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Transforming Westonbirt Woodworks

Posted in: Blog Restoration

The preparations are complete, and we are about to commence our exciting new project at Westonbirt Arboretum: the restoration of Westonbirt Woodworks.

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