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Author: Rebecca Hare

Timberframing

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Westonbirt is welcoming back Perchard Structural Timberworks to help us develop our Woodworks this winter. Read on to find out how Nick and his team are getting on...

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A rare visitor

Posted in: Blog Autumn Wildlife

Our Propagator, Penny, was lucky enough to spot an unusual find in the propagation greenhouses a couple of weeks ago.

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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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The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner!

Posted in: Blog Christmas Events

Join us along the illuminated trail at Westonbirt Arboretum this season...

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Transforming Westonbirt Woodworks

Posted in: Blog Restoration

The preparations are complete, and we are about to commence our exciting new project at Westonbirt Arboretum: the restoration of Westonbirt Woodworks.

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Why DO leaves change colour in autumn?

Posted in: Autumn 2017 Blog Autumn Botanical

And why do they go such a different variety of colours?...

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Careful consideration...

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Over the last few months, we have been busy restoring the dry stone walls around Westonbirt Woodworks as part of our latest project.

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A new beginning!

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Over the coming year we will be developing the Woodworks into an exciting hub where visitors will be able to see traditional heritage skills, take exciting courses and learn more about what happens to our trees at the end of their lives at the arboretum.

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Driving the mobility shuttle

Posted in: Blog Volunteering

As part of our 'Volunteer Take Over' celebration, we asked volunteer shuttle driver, Dave, to share his experiences...

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Five Years of Progress #ThanksToYou HLF

Posted in: Blog Community activities Landscape

In 2012, we received some wonderful news – that we had been awarded £1.9 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help us embark on a project to improve Westonbirt, the National Arboretum.

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Return of the grazers

Posted in: Blog Landscape Wildlife

Cattle are coming back to the downs! In mid-November, a group of Gloucester cattle will be taking up residence on the downland of Westonbirt Arboretum.

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