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First Planting Season is Complete!

It’s been a brilliant few months for us here at the Silk Wood Community Planting Project. Since January over 600 participants came to plant a grand total of 3300 trees! Despite the occasional frost and the, not so occasional, torrential rain our groups put their all into making sure each tree gets the best start and will be there in years to come.

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Adventure awaits! Fun for all ages at Westonbirt this May

Embrace the great outdoors at Westonbirt Arboretum, there's no better place to celebrate the season's beauty. Westonbirt has something for everyone this May.

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Meet the 2024 runners raising money for Westonbirt Arboretum

Meet Lana, Caroline and Tom and see what Westonbirt Arboretum means to them and why they want to give something back…...

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Getting our Hands Dirty: A Tree-mendous Day at Westonbirt!

Armed with spades, smiles, and enthusiasm, we joined forces with the amazing Westonbirt staff, united by a shared passion for the environment to plant trees as part of the Silk Wood Community Planting Project.

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Gruffalo Games & Winter's Wonders: Unforgettable February Adventures at Westonbirt

February promises a delightful array of events guaranteed to warm your hearts and awaken your senses. So bundle up, lace up your boots, and prepare to step into a wonderland of nature's resilience and wonder.

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Planting Hope, Building Futures: 200 Trees Begin Their Journey

The Silk Wood Community Planting Project is off to a good start in 2024 with local community groups planting the first 200 trees to regenerate a section of Silk Wood at the arboretum.

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Clearing the way

Silk Wood is stirring. Two years after the loss of its ash trees, this community woodland is poised for a comeback as we embark on the first phase of a three-year regeneration project.

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Escape the hustle and bustle this December

Westonbirt Arboretum is beautiful to visit at any time of year, but it is especially peaceful in December. It's a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season and enjoy a magical winter day out.

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Silk Wood Community Planting Project: Phase One funded

We’re thrilled to announce that Westonbirt Arboretum has raised over £350,000 towards Phase One of the ‘Silk Wood Community Planting Project’.

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Silk Wood Community Planting Project - A trip to Delamere Nursery

After introducing Oscar and his role a couple of months ago, he has been busy behind the scenes planning and making progress getting ready for the project to regenerate a part of Silk Wood. Read on to learn about his trip to Delamere Nursery...

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The joy of volunteering at Westonbirt

Read a day in the life of a Westonbirt volunteer guide, Martin Green, who also generously gives his time as one of our charity trustees...

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Going green at the 10K

We are all looking at ways we can be greener, and the Westonbirt 10K is no different. Find out more...

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Discover spring at Westonbirt Arboretum: Guided walks, family fun and a Zog trail!

Discover the natural wonder and adventure this April at Westonbirt with enchanting cherry blossoms, interactive walks, free family-friendly activities, and more. Join us and immerse yourself in the beauty of spring!...

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