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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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The great drought of 2018

As we enter into the seventh week of hot dry weather, find out how we manage the tree collection in these difficult conditions...

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Ash dieback found - how can you help?

We have been monitoring Chalara dieback of ash in Westonbirt Arboretum. Find out how we are helping and what you can do.

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Our visit to Bedgebury Pinetum

In July, Westonbirt’s Tree Team set off on a cross county journey to visit the Tree Team at Westonbirt’s sister site; Bedgebury Pinetum.

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Busy bees

Posted in: Blog Wildlife

This summer we’ve had some busy woodland creatures buzzing around the arboretum with us – bees!...

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Plant and Flower Spotter’s Guide

Posted in: Blog Botanical

Identify some of the flora and fauna you may find around the arboretum with this beautifully illustrated guide.

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Summer Exhibitions/Sales

We are delighted to be hosting three exhibitions this August in the Great Oak Hall, so come and browse at your leisure!...

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Thanks to your support, look what we've achieved...

With your support via memberships and donations, we have been able to propel some of our projects forward providing engaging experiences for visitors to Westonbirt Arboretum.

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Important notice for members

As a Friend of Westonbirt Arboretum, we ask that you produce a valid membership card to gain free entry into the arboretum.

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Support FOWA on ‘I ♥ Small Charities Day’

​Help us to raise awareness of the work we do by getting involved in the ‘I ♥ Small Charities Day’ on 18th June. With your help we have a chance to win up to £450 to put towards the conservation of Westonbirt Arboretum.

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Tree of the Month - June 2018

Posted in: Blog Tree of the Month

Find out why the Stewartia rostrata is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for June...

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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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Refer a friend to become a Friend

...and receive a £12 Westonbirt Shop voucher if you're a member.

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Early closure for Forest Live Events

Last entry on 14 - 17 June will be 3pm...

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My time at Westonbirt

Posted in: Blog Work Experience

Year 10 pupil Anna, tells us about her time spent working with various teams during her work experience placement.

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