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Memories from World War Two

Posted in: Blog History

As we celebrate 75 years since VE Day, we’ve taken a look back at Westonbirt Arboretum during World War Two… rumour has it the arboretum made the perfect hiding place!...

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Cast your vote for Westonbirt

Posted in: Blog

Join the Movement for Good! Vote for Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum to give the environment a helping hand.

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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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Carving the sculpture ‘From little acorns’ . . .

Follow Lyn McCracken on her journey to entering 'The Power of Nature' British Woodcarvers' Association National Competition.

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A digital migration: Keeping calm and carrying on

Behind the scenes, at Westonbirt, our Membership Team have been on a digital journey, read on to find out what's been going on...

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Quiz - Spring Flowers

Posted in: Blog Spring

Are you a spring flower trivia king or queen? Find out in our spring quiz...

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A closer look at a living fossil

Posted in: Blog Tree of the Month

A tree species rediscovered in the 1940s which dates back to the dinosaurs...

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First day of spring

Westonbirt is waking up as we welcome in the first day of spring.

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Who run the world? Girls!

Sunday 8 March marks International Women’s Day, an important day for us to celebrate the social, economic, cultural (and in our case arboricultural!) achievements of women!...

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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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A living fossil down under

Posted in: Blog Tree of the Month

As February draws to a close and we embrace the start of spring we're taking a look at another of Westonbirt's living fossils, which came back from the dead on the other side of the world, the Wollemi pine.

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5 ideas to keep the kids entertained this half-term

If you’re looking for inspiration on how to keep the kids entertained, the team here at Westonbirt are here to help!...

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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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