Blog - Botanical

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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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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Winter highlights: Paperbark maple

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

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Hummingbirds and lantern trees

We're heading to Chile for the tree of the month blog to learn more about the Chilean lantern tree.

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The results are in…

Two weeks ago we asked you to help us choose a cultivar name for our new Magnolia hybrid, Magnolia sprengeri × campbellii. And the results are now in!...

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Name our new Magnolia

Posted in: Blog Botanical

Be part of this exciting opportunity to name a magnolia tree at Westonbirt.

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What did Wynter bring back from Chile?

An expedition around the world with Sir Francis Drake brought Winter's bark into the limelight.

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Conserving a Mexican maple

At Westonbirt, we are hoping to be part of conserving a newly discovered and described maple, Acer bizayedii from Mexico.

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Take a sneak peek...

It’s finally March, and the end of what must be the wettest winter most of us can remember!...

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One of Westonbirt’s rarest trees

This year we will be taking you on a journey around the world at Westonbirt, exploring our collection and learning new things along the way.

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Why DO leaves change colour in autumn?

Posted in: Blog Botanical Autumn

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

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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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