Blog - Spring

Spring Colour Watch Blog: maple colours to challenge autumn!

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The current red and pink leaves of some of Westonbirt’s Japanese maples tease of autumn colour – but the sea of bluebells underneath reminds us that it is spring.

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Spring Colour Watch Blog: glorious trees

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Spring colour is abundant amongst the tree collection at the moment.

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Spring Colour Watch Blog: rhododendrons with stories to tell

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This week we have really been able to start to revel in the heritage of some of Westonbirt biggest and brightest spring blooms, the rhododendrons. All of the pictures in the blog were taken this week, from 30 April onwards.

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Spring Colour Watch Blog: scented and spiky

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This week the Old Arboretum offers some spiky spring specimens, lovely scented blooms and some historic rhododendrons which are getting a little bigger than the arboretum's creators intended.

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Spring Colour Watch Blog: such a lot of spring!

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There has been rather a lot going on as far as spring colour watching goes this week. Here are two takes from two members of the Forestry Commission team at Westonbirt on the best of what our 240 hectares have to offer right now…...

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Spring Colour Watch Blog: Bluebells!

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Bluebells are the spring buzzword of the moment – and they are out now in Silk Wood!...

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Spring Colour Watch Blog: floral delights in the Old Arboretum

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Magnolias are still out in abundance. Although our famous 'Diva' and some of the other earlier flowering specimens have for the most part dropped their flowers, on Specimen Avenue and elsewhere, there are blooms aplenty with many buds still to open.

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Spring Colour Watch Blog, cherries in Silk Wood

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Take a detour from Silk Wood’s spring seasonal trail stops along Palmer Ride or The Link, and you can check the progress of the Cherry Collection.

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Spring Colour Watch Blog: Magnolias come up trumps

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This week's Spring Colour Watch Blog focuses on our magnolias.

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Spring Colour Watch Blog: things to look out for in the Old Arboretum

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This week, we look at some of the sights along the route of the seasonal trail in the Old Arboretum, from hellebores in shady spots, to the bright rhododendrons and azaleas which are now emerging.

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Spring Colour Watch Blog: signs of spring in Silk Wood

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Signs that spring has started are all around in Silk Wood – but for the time being these are not the obvious shows of colour, but green shoots, buds and the early stages of blossom.

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Spring Colour Watch Blog: Sign of the times?

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This year's Spring Colour Watch Blog takes in some of the fascinating stops on the two spring trail routes around the Old Arboretum and Silk Wood, created by Ben Oliver, Westonbirt's Learning and Participation Manager.

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Spring photography and a volcanic ash cloud

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Of all the possible reasons for Westonbirt’s new spring photography shoot to be hampered, an extremely rare – erupt once every 200 years – Icelandic volcano was not one of our considerations.

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