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Spring highlight: Long may she bloom!

Last year we asked you to help us choose a cultivar name for our new Magnolia hybrid, Magnolia sprengeri × campbellii. And with a landslide victory, the name chosen was……Westonbirt Hope...

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Taking the helm of the Westonbirt Kitchen

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

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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

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

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

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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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Winter highlights: Paperbark maple

The Paperbark maple, Acer griseum is very distinctive due to its flaky-like bark and colour.

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Winter highlights: Dogwood

Posted in: Blog Tree of the Month

During the winter months, dogwoods, such as the red barked dogwood brighten the arboretum.

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Member memories, Margaret Headen

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

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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Westonbirt Arboretum to receive National Heritage Lottery Funding

Posted in: Blog Autumn

Earlier this month, National Heritage Lottery Fund announced that Westonbirt would be among 433 organisations in England who will receive a share of £67 million from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage.

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A Royal Visit

Posted in: Blog Events Autumn

The Duchess of Cornwall Visits Westonbirt Arboretum...

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Meet the Artists participating in the Art Bridge Emergents Project

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Thanks to funding from Arts Council England, Forestry England have teamed up with local charity Art Shape on their Art Bridge Emergents project.

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Maples turning red

Posted in: Blog Autumn

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) has today published The Red List of Acer: revised and extended giving the conservation status of all 158 maple or Acer species.

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Teaming up to Protect Trees for Future Generations

Posted in: Blog Autumn

We are rapidly approaching our favourite time of year when our trees are at their most vibrant and colourful but ensuring that these magnificent plants continue for future generations to enjoy is a mammoth task.

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