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Thanks to Bernard

Posted in: News Winter 2017

Bernard Rymer, our Finance Trustee, left in August. For several years, Bernard took up the mantle to lead us through the Westonbirt Project ensuring our cash continued to flow and the charity remained in a financially stable position.

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Autumn Memories

Posted in: News Winter 2017

You had lots to share about the spectacular autumn colours at Westonbirt this year.

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Back App and Running

Here at Westonbirt, we’re always on the lookout for exciting new ways to engage people with the wonderful trees we care for. In August 2015, we launched our very own TreeQuests app.

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Celebrating our community project participants

Posted in: Autumn 2017 News

We're celebrating the culmination of the HLF community project with a brand new sculpture created by project participants! Come and take a look on your next visit.

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A shady story

When Penny our propagator asked if we could look into providing shade screens for Westonbirt’s glasshouses, it had never occurred to us just how essential seemingly mundane pieces of equipment could be!...

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New team members

We are delighted to introduce two new members to the Forestry Commission team here at Westonbirt.

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10K raised at the 10K

Posted in: Autumn 2017 News

Crowds of enthusiastic runners gathered at the arboretum this May for the Westonbirt 10k. 1,000 people signed up to run for the trees this year! Even the unexpected heat wave didn’t put off these energetic individuals.

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Trialling transport

Posted in: Autumn 2017 News

Following your feedback, the Forestry Commission will soon be trialling onsite electric transport to and from the Welcome Building. This will be available for those who struggle to get around the site and need a bit of extra assistance.

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Enchanted Christmas update

We’re delighted that the Friends earlybird booking option from 18th September is still in place, so you can have first pick of tickets!...

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Little book of disappearing trees

Posted in: Autumn 2017 News

Westonbirt's rare trees and where to find them...

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Farewell to Kim

Posted in: Autumn 2017 News

We’re saying a fond farewell to Friends’ Finance Co-ordinator, Kim Seaton, who is leaving after 13 years working with us.

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Forest Live 2017

Posted in: Autumn 2017 News

We asked you to share your photos and memories with us on social media – here are some of the highlights.

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Great Oak Hall guides

Posted in: Autumn 2017 News

The Great Oak Hall is being opened up to the public for guided tours on selected days...

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Tetbury Walkers

Posted in: Autumn 2017 News

Step outside your door and enjoy the beautiful countryside.

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The amazing world of trees - Exhibition

Westonbirt’s very own Director, Andrew Smith, will be opening this stunning exhibition.

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