Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

Blog - Seasonal

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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Explore, play, learn! Westonbirt Arboretum: A Family Adventure for All Seasons

Run wild in the woods, saunter under blossom trees, adventure with the Gruffalo and take a journey through the tree canopy. Westonbirt Arboretum is wonderful family day out for every season in Gloucestershire.

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Exclusive Wentworth Puzzle Alert! Conquer Westonbirt's Treetop Walkway from Home

Calling all puzzle enthusiasts and Westonbirt Arboretum fans! Looking for a unique and challenging way to experience the wonder of Westonbirt's Treetop Walkway? Look no further!...

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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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Family Fun & Flower Power

Whether you seek floral magic or family adventures, explore guided walks, themed activities, and dedicated trails as you unwind and discover the beauty of spring at Westonbirt.

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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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Gruffalo Games & Winter's Wonders: Unforgettable February Adventures at Westonbirt

February promises a delightful array of events guaranteed to warm your hearts and awaken your senses. So bundle up, lace up your boots, and prepare to step into a wonderland of nature's resilience and wonder.

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Planting Hope, Building Futures: 200 Trees Begin Their Journey

The Silk Wood Community Planting Project is off to a good start in 2024 with local community groups planting the first 200 trees to regenerate a section of Silk Wood at the arboretum.

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Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Beech at Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum's enchanting landscape faces a bittersweet change this year as a cherished beech will depart the arboretum this March, but hope blossoms anew.

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Top 4 birds to see at Westonbirt this winter

Winter is a great time to start birdwatching at Westonbirt Arboretum, many trees are without leaves, making it easier to spot them and get a closer look. And, during the winter months some birds are pretty vocal, making their presence known!...

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