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Author: Jo Murray

Autumn highlight: Katsura

Posted in: Blog Botanical Tree of the Month Autumn Seasonal

A treat for the senses in autumn, the Katsura is a favourite species of many visitors. Read our tree of the month blog to find out more about this species...

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Summer highlight: Pheasant berry

Posted in: Blog Botanical Tree of the Month Seasonal Summer

The attractive Pheasant berry shrub is our tree of the month - much loved by game birds such as pheasants for its fruit!...

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Summer highlight: Flowering dogwood

Posted in: Blog Botanical Tree of the Month Spring Seasonal

This month we’re featuring the flowering dogwood, a tree with origins in North America that is worth seeking out throughout the year whether it’s in flower or not.

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Spring highlight: Foxglove tree

Posted in: Blog Botanical Tree of the Month Spring

This month we’re showcasing a highly decorative specimen, the Foxglove Tree. With four species of this tree located in the arboretum, you’ll want to seek them out to experience these ornamental beauties.

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Spring highlight: Chinese parasol storax

Posted in: Blog Tree of the Month Spring

Discover more about this rare and very scarcely grown plant, originally from China in this tree of the month blog.

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Global Recycling Day

Posted in: Blog

Every year, the Earth yields billions of tons of natural resources and at some point, in the not too distant future, it will run out.

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Spring highlights: Judas tree

Posted in: Blog Botanical Tree of the Month

This month we're exploring the Judas tree (Cercis siliquastrum). It is one of the first trees you see when arriving at Westonbirt and when in flower with is deep pink flowers you'll not want to miss it.

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Planting 2021 – A selection of Plants

Posted in: Blog Propagation Landscape

This year the tree team are planting 125 trees and we want to share a few highlights and the reasons these trees have been chosen to form part of the landscape at Westonbirt.

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Master the art of Pancake Day

Posted in: Blog

Pancakes four ways, the origin of the day and how trees make Pancake Day even better - this blog is filled with everything you need to know about Pancake Day!...

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Member memories, Margaret Headen

Posted in: Blog Events Great Oak Hall History

The second memory we're sharing with you is from Margaret Headen. Read on to find out more about Margaret's memories of events in the Great Oak Hall...

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Member memories, Lisa Price

Posted in: Blog Events Great Oak Hall History

This year you've been sharing your memories with us for the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum's 35th birthday. Read Lisa's heartwarming memory...

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A virtual fair

Posted in: Blog Events

This year you'll be able to browse the stalls, find the perfect Christmas present and support local charities all from the comfort of your own home.

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7 things you didn't know about polecats

Posted in: Blog Wildlife

During spring at Westonbirt, we had a very unexpected visitor!...

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It's good to be back!

Posted in: Blog Member communications

Now that Westonbirt Arboretum has reopened we have loved receiving your messages of support and letting us know how much you've enjoyed your visits.

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Quiz - Spring Flowers

Posted in: Blog Spring

Are you a spring flower trivia king or queen? Find out in our spring quiz...

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