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Zero waste by 2030

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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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Mowing season

Posted in: Blog Tree management Botanical Landscape Seasonal

Mowing is one of those tasks, you either love it or hate it. From manicured lawns to wild jungle-like gardens, they all take time to manage. Read on to find out more about how the Tree Team manages Westonbirt's grass...

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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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Things to do at Westonbirt this summer

Posted in: Blog Health & wellbeing Seasonal Summer

This summer, we want Westonbirt Arboretum to be a place you can visit with the family to boost everyone’s wellbeing. Discover this summer's highlights...

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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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Taking the helm of the Westonbirt Kitchen

Posted in: Blog Visitor experience Spring

After a rigorous tender process, Bristol-based caterer Fosters Events have been awarded a five-year contract and lease for Westonbirt, The National Arboretum.

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Global Recycling Day

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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

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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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Winter highlights: Paperbark maple

Posted in: Blog Botanical Tree of the Month

The Paperbark maple, Acer griseum is very distinctive due to its flaky-like bark and colour.

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