Author: Matt University Of Bristol Botanic Garden Trainee Horticulturalist

Be part of Westonbirt’s history!

Posted in: Blog History Member communications Photography Spring

To celebrate the Forestry Commission’s centenary year, we are planning a very special summer trail celebrating the Arboretum’s human history – but we can’t do it alone, we need your help!...

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Planting with a little help from our friends

Posted in: Blog Propagation Spring Tree management Work Experience

One of the most important aspects of our work here is continuing to grow our staff’s skills and knowledge, so we can ensure that the trees are receiving the best possible care.

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Taking the next steps

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Over the last few weeks, some of you will have noticed we’ve been quite busy beneath the STIHL Treetop Walkway…..

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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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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 Restoration Staff and trustees Volunteering

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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Westonbirt Arboretum Downs Vegetation Survey update

Posted in: Blog The Westonbirt Project

Back in June Matt Parratt from Forest Research and a team of volunteers completed the first stage of a comprehensive survey of the vegetation communities and plant species of the Downs.

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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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Great Experience

Posted in: Blog Learning Volunteering

Over the past two weeks I have been volunteering here at Westonbirt Arboretum as part of my Applied Geography course at Bournemouth University.

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