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Author: Matt University Of Bristol Botanic Garden Trainee Horticulturalist

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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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

Posted in: Blog

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

Posted in: Blog

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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Member memories, Margaret Headen

Posted in: Blog Events Great Oak Hall History

The second memory we're sharing with you is from Margaret Headen. Read on to find out more about Margaret's memories of events in the Great Oak Hall...

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Member memories, Lisa Price

Posted in: Blog Events Great Oak Hall History

This year you've been sharing your memories with us for the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum's 35th birthday. Read Lisa's heartwarming memory...

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A virtual fair

Posted in: Blog Events

This year you'll be able to browse the stalls, find the perfect Christmas present and support local charities all from the comfort of your own home.

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7 things you didn't know about polecats

Posted in: Blog Wildlife

During spring at Westonbirt, we had a very unexpected visitor!...

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Mindful photography

Posted in: Blog Health & wellbeing

Mindful photography can open the door to the secret, hidden and amazing world of the unnoticeable by encouraging people to slow down, look again and connect with the natural world around us.

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Forest Bathing

Posted in: Blog Health & wellbeing

Re-connect with nature and unwind from the stresses of everyday life by trying forest bathing on your next visit.

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5 ways to wellbeing

Posted in: Blog Health & wellbeing

We’re encouraged to eat at least five fruit and vegetables a day to take care of our physical health, but what about our mental health?...

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It's good to be back!

Posted in: Blog Member communications

Now that Westonbirt Arboretum has reopened we have loved receiving your messages of support and letting us know how much you've enjoyed your visits.

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