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Prehistoric Plants

Posted in: Blog Events Learning

This Easter, Westonbirt's learning and participation team have created two great family events, with an Easter Challenge (3 - 6 April) and an exploration of Jurassic Plants (10 - 12 April) on offer for families.

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A busy few weeks

Posted in: Blog The Westonbirt Project

We have nearly completed the electric upgrade trenching work on site.

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Walking the Line

Posted in: Blog The Westonbirt Project

I ran out of time in my blog entry the other day, so I couldn’t jabber on to you about the Planning Inspector’s verdict on the Welcome Building design itself.

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Champagne, Caviar and Fois Gras…

Posted in: Blog The Westonbirt Project

If champagne, caviar and fois gras was on the Maples menu last Friday, the Project team would have been over there tucking in. We heard our appeal result from the Planning Inspectorate, and it was positive.

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What's the difference between a shed and a barn?

Posted in: Blog The Westonbirt Project

‘What’s the difference between a shed and a barn?’ It’s a question the Planning Inspector asked the Cotswold District Council Conservation and Design Officer on Wednesday this week.

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Tree Team Work at Westonbirt

Posted in: Blog Tree management

October at Westonbirt is a very busy time for us all, especially the tree team. Along with the seasonal added car parking and admissions work we still have to under take our usual duties.

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Arborists' Adventures

Posted in: Blog Tree management Propagation

As members of the tree team here at Westonbirt, we are always looking to find ways to improve the management of plant collections.

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A True Winter Wonderland

Posted in: Blog Landscape Staff and trustees

This has been the most magical of all possible first Christmases at Westonbirt. Forget all the plastic ‘Winter Wonderland’ experiences out there, the snow has turned Westonbirt into the Real Thing...

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Jam For Timesheets

Posted in: Blog The Westonbirt Project

Timesheets have been rather a big preoccupation for me recently, it’s been like drawing blood from a stone to get my Steering Group members to tell me how much time they’ve been spending on Westonbirt Project business.

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All in The Christmas Spirit

Posted in: Blog The Westonbirt Project

The last couple of weeks have found me in a rubbish skip; tracking down a 5 foot blue fairy and trying to eject Father Christmas as a trespasser.

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I Am The Project Director

Posted in: Blog Staff and trustees The Westonbirt Project

This is my first blog as Project Director, so in time honoured Blind Date fashion I thought I’d tell you what my name is and ‘whur’ I come from (as my in laws are from Liverpool, I reckon I’m allowed to make Scouse jokes…).

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