Blog - Community activities

How to hygge a tree

Westonbirt Arboretum has recently produced a book based on their experiences of running wellbeing and community engagement activities. Karen Price, Community Youth Officer, explains more.

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Five Years of Progress #ThanksToYou HLF

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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Community Shingle Shelter

Wild Westonbirt (Westonbirt’s youth group) were tasked with thinking of a way to celebrate the current phase of the HLF coming to an end.

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'Ain't Got Time to fix the shingles, Ain't got time to fix the floor.....' our Community Youth Officer, Karen Price, shares one of her recent projects

Team WB have been busy this month learning how to make wooden roof tiles, known as shingles, for a proposed sculpture to celebrate the culmination of the 4 year HLF Community Engagement Programme.

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Overnight Plant Hunter Challenge

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood The mouse saw….a group of teenagers unsure of where they stood...

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Pizza in the Woods!

The community team welcome a wide range of groups from the surrounding area to come and learn about our tree collection through exploration and discovery.

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Case Study for National Youth Work Week 2015 #YWW15

How young people have helped shape the HLF Community Youth activities at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum...

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The Adult Changing Room is ready for use!

Works have now been completed on our Adult Changing Room/Changing Place space for visitors in the main toilet block by the Great Oak Hall.

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Getting out in Gloucester!

The role of the Community Inclusion team is to enable a greater number of people from under-represented groups to experience the arboretum and to connect with trees.

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A visit from Yercombe Lodge

Today I spent time out in the arboretum with one of our community officers, Claire Goulding, as she hosted a visit by Yercombe Lodge, a day centre and residential home for the elderly and people with disabilities.

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See it, smell it, touch it, taste it!

The role of the Community Inclusion team is to enable a greater number of people from under-represented groups to experience the arboretum and to connect with trees.

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New life and old traditions

The role of the Community Inclusion team is to enable a greater number of people from under-represented groups to experience the arboretum and to connect with trees.

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Don't just take our word for it!

The role of the Community Inclusion team is to enable a greater number of people from under-represented groups to experience the arboretum and to connect with trees.

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Building a community around our coppice

The role of the Community Inclusion team is to enable a greater number of people from under-represented groups to experience the arboretum and to connect with trees.

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A great eight months in community inclusion

The role of the Community Inclusion team is to enable a greater number of people from under-represented groups to experience the arboretum and to connect with trees.

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