Friends of 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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Wild Wonder at Westonbirt: A Book Festival for All

Wild Wonder at Westonbirt is a three-day book festival for children and families that celebrates the power of nature and storytelling. Find out more about this year's wonderful event...

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Enjoy the Best of Autumn at Westonbirt Arboretum with Your Membership

Don’t miss the breathtaking autumn colours at Westonbirt this October. The trees are coming ablaze with reds, oranges, yellows, and greens and so are the activities taking place at Westonbirt in October, take a peek and get involved...

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Silk Wood Community Planting Project: Baseline monitoring

Over the summer, a team of volunteers conducted a baseline survey in Silk Wood to discover which flora and fauna are present after a period of fallow following on from ash tree felling due to Chalara.

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Silk Wood Community Planting Project: Phase One funded

We’re thrilled to announce that Westonbirt Arboretum has raised over £350,000 towards Phase One of the ‘Silk Wood Community Planting Project’.

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Woodland Design Workshops Inspires Young People

The Silk Wood Community Planting Project is a great example of how schoolchildren can be involved in the design and management of their local environment. Find out more about the recent forest design workshops...

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A month of colour, adventure and discovery

September is a beautiful time to visit Westonbirt Arboretum, as the leaves start to change colour and the air becomes crisp and cool. There are many things to see and do at the arboretum this month...

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Silk Wood Community Planting Project - A trip to Delamere Nursery

After introducing Oscar and his role a couple of months ago, he has been busy behind the scenes planning and making progress getting ready for the project to regenerate a part of Silk Wood. Read on to learn about his trip to Delamere Nursery...

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Westonbirt Arboretum: A Summer of Fun and Discovery

Westonbirt Arboretum is a great place to visit for summer activities, family fun, and nature lovers. Check out all Westonbirt has to offer this July...

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Coppicing: A traditional forestry practice

Coppicing is a traditional forestry practice with many benefits for both the environment and human society. Learn more about this sustainable forestry practice and how it is being used to restore derelict coppice at Westonbirt.

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The joy of volunteering at Westonbirt

Read a day in the life of a Westonbirt volunteer guide, Martin Green, who also generously gives his time as one of our charity trustees...

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A fond farewell to Forest Live and Westonbirt

We caught up with Simon Hough, Forestry England’s Events Manager, to share his experiences with Forest Live and Westonbirt as he sets off on a new adventure this summer after 22 years with Forestry England.

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Going green at the 10K

We are all looking at ways we can be greener, and the Westonbirt 10K is no different. Find out more...

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Celebrating the work The Friends have supported through the years

Did you know that behind Westonbirt's natural beauty lies a dedicated group of passionate individuals? Through our supporters' unwavering support, we've been able to achieve incredible milestones throughout our 37-year legacy. Find out more...

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