Blog - Great Oak Hall

Meet the Artists participating in the Art Bridge Emergents Project

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Thanks to funding from Arts Council England, Forestry England have teamed up with local charity Art Shape on their Art Bridge Emergents project.

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Maples turning red

Posted in: Blog Autumn

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) has today published The Red List of Acer: revised and extended giving the conservation status of all 158 maple or Acer species.

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Teaming up to Protect Trees for Future Generations

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We are rapidly approaching our favourite time of year when our trees are at their most vibrant and colourful but ensuring that these magnificent plants continue for future generations to enjoy is a mammoth task.

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Posted in: Blog Events Christmas

We know, we know… Christmas seems to start earlier every year, but for those of you who like to plan ahead we thought we’d give a sneak peek at what we have planned for Enchanted Christmas this year…...

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A virtual fair

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This year you'll be able to browse the stalls, find the perfect Christmas present and support local charities all from the comfort of your own home.

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Art at the arboretum

Westonbirt is the inspiration for up-and-coming artists. Recently Forestry England teamed up with local charity Art Shape on a new project using art to connect more people to trees and nature.

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7 things you didn't know about polecats

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During spring at Westonbirt, we had a very unexpected visitor!...

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Mindful photography

Mindful photography can open the door to the secret, hidden and amazing world of the unnoticeable by encouraging people to slow down, look again and connect with the natural world around us.

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Forest Bathing

Re-connect with nature and unwind from the stresses of everyday life by trying forest bathing on your next visit.

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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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5 ways to wellbeing

We’re encouraged to eat at least five fruit and vegetables a day to take care of our physical health, but what about our mental health?...

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It's good to be back!

Now that Westonbirt Arboretum has reopened we have loved receiving your messages of support and letting us know how much you've enjoyed your visits.

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The joy of creating

Posted in: Blog Great Oak Hall

​We all missed out on seeing Frances Whitman's exhibition at Westonbirt this spring due to lockdown so we caught up with her to get a little insight into work...

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A passion for watercolour

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Recently, we caught up with Carole Ann Ingram, Wiltshire based artist and Westonbirt exhibitionist, during lockdown to find out what her latest inspiration has been.

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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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