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Author: Jo Murray

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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Running the 2022 Westonbirt 10K

Posted in: Blog Events Community activities Staff and trustees Health & wellbeing Spring Westonbirt 10K Participation

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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Community Shelter update - making the structural skeleton

Posted in: Blog Community activities Appeals Projects Participation

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

Posted in: Blog Events Health & wellbeing Westonbirt 10K

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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Meet Julia - Our Westonbirt Runner

Posted in: Blog Events Community activities Health & wellbeing Spring Westonbirt 10K

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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Community Shelter update - steam bending

Posted in: Blog Community activities

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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Winter highlight: Scots pine

Posted in: Blog Botanical Tree of the Month Winter

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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Winter highlight: Incense cedar

Posted in: Blog Tree of the Month Seasonal Winter

Our December tree of the month is the Incense cedar (Calocedrus decurrens), one of the most fire and drought-tolerant plants from California.

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Autumn highlight: Hollyberry cotoneaster

Posted in: Blog Botanical Tree of the Month Autumn

This month’s tree of the month is the Hollyberry cotoneaster, a species of shrub in the genus Cotoneaster within the rose family.

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Zero waste by 2030

Posted in: Blog

Digging deep into Westonbirt's waste and a greener future. As part of Westonbirt's plan to get to net-zero by 2030 we've been working with an environmental consultancy, Avieco, to help develop a strategy for our waste and energy.

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Autumn highlight: Japanese maple ‘Vitifolium’

Posted in: Blog Botanical Tree of the Month Autumn

This maple cultivar comes into its own in the autumn, when the large, vine-like leaves, turn a rich variety of reds. Find out more about this showstopper...

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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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