Blog - Spring

Summer highlight: Flowering dogwood

This month we’re featuring the flowering dogwood, a tree with origins in North America that is worth seeking out throughout the year whether it’s in flower or not.

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Spring highlight: Foxglove tree

This month we’re showcasing a highly decorative specimen, the Foxglove Tree. With four species of this tree located in the arboretum, you’ll want to seek them out to experience these ornamental beauties.

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Spring highlight: Chinese parasol storax

Discover more about this rare and very scarcely grown plant, originally from China in this tree of the month blog.

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Spring highlight: Long may she bloom!

Last year we asked you to help us choose a cultivar name for our new Magnolia hybrid, Magnolia sprengeri × campbellii. And with a landslide victory, the name chosen was……Westonbirt Hope...

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Taking the helm of the Westonbirt Kitchen

After a rigorous tender process, Bristol-based caterer Fosters Events have been awarded a five-year contract and lease for Westonbirt, The National Arboretum.

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Carving the sculpture ‘From little acorns’ . . .

Follow Lyn McCracken on her journey to entering 'The Power of Nature' British Woodcarvers' Association National Competition.

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Quiz - Spring Flowers

Posted in: Blog Spring

Are you a spring flower trivia king or queen? Find out in our spring quiz...

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First day of spring

Westonbirt is waking up as we welcome in the first day of spring.

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Take a sneak peek...

It’s finally March, and the end of what must be the wettest winter most of us can remember!...

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Ready or not! Here we go...

Crikey!…where did the time go ??? Well here we are just one day away from the Westonbirt Arboretum 10k!...

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What do ‘Runners Need’?

With the 10k just next week, Simon (one of our Westonbirt Runners) took a trip to Runners Need in Bristol. Find out how he got on...

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Be part of Westonbirt’s history!

To celebrate the Forestry Commission’s centenary year, we are planning a very special summer trail celebrating the Arboretum’s human history – but we can’t do it alone, we need your help!...

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Joining the Tree Team for a day...

Jane, became a member of the Tree Team for a day. Read on to find out how she got on...

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Planting with a little help from our friends

One of the most important aspects of our work here is continuing to grow our staff’s skills and knowledge, so we can ensure that the trees are receiving the best possible care.

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