Blog - Botanical

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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Plant and Flower Spotter’s Guide

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

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Tree of the Month - May 2018

Find out why a member of the heather family, the Enkianthus, is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for May...

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Veteran Tree Fencing

Over the coming months you will see that we are taking steps to protect some of our valuable parkland trees on the Downs, in particular old veterans, but younger trees planted for the future as well.

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Tree of the Month - April 2018

Find out why winter hazels are our Dendrologist's tree of the month...

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Tree of the Month - March 2018

Find out why the Canary Islands Juniper is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for March...

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