Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

Blog - Participation

Saplings and Spikes

This Volunteers Week, see how our amazing team helped the saplings thrive at Silk Wood. They tackled the thistles and brambles, making way for easier access and protecting the new trees. Read more about the hard work, the wildlife encounters, and the "poo-dunnit" mystery!...

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First Planting Season is Complete!

It’s been a brilliant few months for us here at the Silk Wood Community Planting Project. Since January over 600 participants came to plant a grand total of 3300 trees! Despite the occasional frost and the, not so occasional, torrential rain our groups put their all into making sure each tree gets the best start and will be there in years to come.

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Fresh Faces, Fresh Ideas: Meet our New Trustees

We're pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Bryars and Sam Addadahine to the charity’s Board of Trustees, read on to find out more about them...

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Adventure awaits! Fun for all ages at Westonbirt this May

Embrace the great outdoors at Westonbirt Arboretum, there's no better place to celebrate the season's beauty. Westonbirt has something for everyone this May.

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Meet the 2024 runners raising money for Westonbirt Arboretum

Meet Lana, Caroline and Tom and see what Westonbirt Arboretum means to them and why they want to give something back…...

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Exploratree: An exciting make-over begins

Over the next few weeks we'll be saying goodbye to the much-loved Exploratree play equipment at Westonbirt Arboretum. But fear not! Plans are underway for new and exciting play areas in the future.

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Spring has sprung at Westonbirt, and there's no better place to be a member!

Westonbirt Arboretum is a beautiful place to visit in the spring. There are many flowers in bloom, including rhododendrons, azaleas, cherry trees, daffodils, and anemones. There are also many fun family activities too!...

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Getting our Hands Dirty: A Tree-mendous Day at Westonbirt!

Armed with spades, smiles, and enthusiasm, we joined forces with the amazing Westonbirt staff, united by a shared passion for the environment to plant trees as part of the Silk Wood Community Planting Project.

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Wrap up your winter blues with a January ramble

The festive season might be over, but there's no need to pack away your sense of adventure. January at Westonbirt Arboretum is bursting with opportunities to explore..

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Clearing the way

Silk Wood is stirring. Two years after the loss of its ash trees, this community woodland is poised for a comeback as we embark on the first phase of a three-year regeneration project.

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Escape the hustle and bustle this December

Westonbirt Arboretum is beautiful to visit at any time of year, but it is especially peaceful in December. It's a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season and enjoy a magical winter day out.

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The Friends' Quiz: Autumn-Winter 2023

Are you ready to put your knowledge to the test? Take our member's quiz and see how much you really know about Westonbirt Arboretum.

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November at Westonbirt Arboretum: A feast for the senses

Westonbirt Arboretum has something to offer everyone, no matter your age or interests. Take a look at what's on this November...

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