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A Westonbirt love story...

Posted in: Blog History

Today on this gloriously bright sunny Valentine’s Day we’d like to take you back 165 years, to 1854, and share the heartwarming story of Robert Stayner Holford’s wedding to Mary Anne Lindsay.

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New homes for 211 trees!

Posted in: Blog Tree management Research trips Propagation

January and February are a busy time for the team here at Westonbirt! Before the cold weather really sets in, our tree team must find new homes for hundreds of new plants.

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Feeling Blue?

Posted in: Blog Health & wellbeing

Being active and getting outdoors has been proven to provide a great boost to your mental well-being, and we want to encourage you to find some time soon to explore the great outdoors.

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Building the Westonbirt Woodworks

Posted in: Blog Volunteering Staff and trustees Restoration

As part of our exciting new Woodworks project, Westonbirt staff and volunteers were given the opportunity to get involved in the building of our new drying shelter - see how they got on...

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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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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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Catching the fall

Posted in: Blog Events Great Oak Hall Autumn Crafts

The Great Oak Hall is buzzing with visitors enjoying our final exhibition of the autumn with a showcase of ten members’ work.

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A box of delights

Posted in: Blog Events Great Oak Hall Autumn

We are warmly welcoming back a family of artists for our third autumn exhibition...

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Picturing Nature

Posted in: Blog Events Great Oak Hall Autumn

Whilst the weather here isn’t looking picture perfect over the next few days – our autumn spirits cannot be dampened!...

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Exhibition launch!

Posted in: Blog Events Great Oak Hall Autumn

Great Oak Hall Autumn Exhibitions start this weekend with 'Pots and Paintings 2018' - come and have a look...

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The great drought of 2018

Posted in: Blog Tree management Botanical Staff and trustees

As we enter into the seventh week of hot dry weather, find out how we manage the tree collection in these difficult conditions...

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The future of Westonbirt Wood Sales

Posted in: Blog Tree management The Westonbirt Project

In the next few months we are due to start work on the new Tree Management Centre, as part of Phase Two of the Westonbirt Project.

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A trip to The Arnold Arboretum, Boston USA

Posted in: Blog Research trips Staff and trustees

The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum’s Head of Fundraising, Louise Bird, and the Forestry Commission’s communications team at Westonbirt, Katrina Podlewska and Gina Mills, are currently in the USA, visiting their counterparts at arboretums...

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Looking forward to Treefest

Posted in: Blog Events

Peradon Organic Farm are just one of the many exhibitors who will be coming to Treefest this year. They were keen to share their excitement about this year's event (25 - 27 August 2012) and tell us what they will be bringing to the Treefest Food Hall.

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Tree Champions: Long Jump

Posted in: Blog Events Learning

From 6 - 8 June, Westonbirt's learning and participation team will be hosting the Tree Champions family event.

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