Blog - News

Share those furry friend moments

Silk Wood is a wonderful place to walk your dog! We love to see your latest photos from around the arboretum.

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New website goes live

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our new website. We hope you’ll find it a useful source of information.

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Don’t forget your card

Please don’t forget to bring your membership card when you visit the arboretum.

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Refer a friend

Find out about our membership offer.

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Sir Hereward Wake Bt, MC

Some of you may have seen in the press over Christmas that Sir Hereward Wake sadly died on 11 December.

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Survey

In December 2017, we ran an online Membership Survey to find out how you’d prefer to hear from us.

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Run for the trees

There’s still time to sign up as a fundraiser in the Westonbirt 10k!...

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Get social

Get in touch with us on social media.

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Retirement of Karen Thornton, Trustee

On 31 December 2017, Karen Thornton retired as a Trustee of the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum.

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A moooving donation

We’re extremely grateful to Sarah Baillie, who is one of our volunteers, and the University of Bristol for the £4,000 donation we received in January.

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When the Cows Come Home

Posted in: News Winter 2017

We are delighted that we will once again be grazing our downland this winter. A neighbouring farmer will be bringing a small number of native rare breed Gloucester cattle to graze here for short periods over the winter.

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Guess Who's Lost in the Deep Dark Wood

The sculpture of the Gruffalo in the Old Arboretum has always been a favourite with families.

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Party Time at Westonbirt

Posted in: News Winter 2017

Learning with Nature, Westonbirt’s learning partner, are introducing children’s parties and uniformed community group visits (such as Cubs and Guides) to the arboretum.

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Mobility Shuttle's Maiden Journey

Posted in: News Winter 2017

The new mobility shuttle made its maiden journey on Saturday 30 September.

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A Bumper Year for Awards

Posted in: News Winter 2017

It’s been a really exciting year for Westonbirt, as we see the culmination of many years of hard work and the fruits of your incredible support.

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