Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

Blog - Participation

Discover spring at Westonbirt Arboretum: Guided walks, family fun and a Zog trail!

Discover the natural wonder and adventure this April at Westonbirt with enchanting cherry blossoms, interactive walks, free family-friendly activities, and more. Join us and immerse yourself in the beauty of spring!...

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Thinking differently about diversity at Westonbirt

An exhibition of forest-inspired artwork by people whose minds work ‘differently’ is coming to Westonbirt in May 2023, as part of a project exploring the role and value of diversity in nature and in society.

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New Silk Wood Project Manager

In January 2023, we welcomed Oscar Adams to Westonbirt Arboretum as the new Silk Wood Project Manager. We caught up with Oscar to find out more about him, his role and the future of Silk Wood...

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Say hello to our 2023 Westonbirt Runners

We're proud to introduce our Westonbirt Runners to you, who will be taking part in the Westonbirt 10K to raise money for our charity to protect trees and enrich lives. Find out why some of them decided to Run for the Trees…...

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6 reasons you'll want to Run for the Trees

Running for a good cause you truly care about is an incredible thing to do. By raising money for Westonbirt Arboretum you could be funding seed-collecting trips to funding a day out in nature for vulnerable people and more!...

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Restoring Westonbirt's bird hide

Follow the journey of nine Estate Volunteers as they took part in the John Muir Award restoring the well-loved bird hide in the Old Arboretum.

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Sensing Nature Guided Walks

Discover Westonbirt's immersive and interactive sensory experience and how this aims to shift visitors' perception, enjoy the arboretum at a slower pace and explore the trees of Westonbirt through their nonvisual senses.

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Fragile with Attitude

‘Fragile with Attitude’ was an art exhibition held in the Great Oak Hall at Westonbirt Arboretum earlier this year. The exhibition was developed as part of the ‘Re-Storying Landscapes for Social Inclusion’ project with the University of Exeter;...

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Unveiling the new Community Shelter

After years of planning, and thanks to members and funders for giving this project a chance to come to life, the brand-new Community Shelter has been unveiled at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum.

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Running the 2022 Westonbirt 10K

With the completion of the Westonbirt 10K on 12 May, we caught up with Julia, our Westonbirt Runner, to find out how it went…...

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Trail Running Kit List

If you're looking for expert tips on trail running then check out this blog from Runners Need...

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Community Shelter update - making the structural skeleton

Over the last few weeks, the Community Shelter has started to take shape with the structural skeleton in place. Take a look at the timelapses below to find out more...

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