Blog - History

Moving up the stations

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The weather at Westonbirt has been formally recorded since 1888 and the fascination with how it affects our trees still endures.

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115 years of hard work

In August 1896 the owner of Westonbirt, George Holford, wrote to Mr Thistleton Dyer the director of Kew Gardens.

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Logs and blogs: uncovering Westonbirt’s history of recording events

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In the last few weeks I have been exploring the log books of W.J. Mitchell, Westonbirt Arboretum’s first curator. These books have been incredible to read, and offered fantastic quotes and stories of life at Westonbirt from the 1920s to the 1950s.

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