Blog - Staff and trustees

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...

View Full Post

Meet our Westonbirt Runners...

The Westonbirt 10K is a highlight of the year in the Cotswolds and is always very popular. We have two Westonbirt Runners this year ready to take on the challenge!...

View Full Post

Building the Westonbirt Woodworks

As part of our exciting new Woodworks project, Westonbirt staff and volunteers were given the opportunity to get involved in the building of our new drying shelter - see how they got on...

View Full Post

The great drought of 2018

As we enter into the seventh week of hot dry weather, find out how we manage the tree collection in these difficult conditions...

View Full Post

A Busy Membership Season

Winter is a time when the arboretum takes on a magical feel and some of the resident mammals retire into the peaceful world of hibernation...

View Full Post

Where would we be without trustees?

It’s trustees week – a chance to showcase the work of our trustees. We catch up with our newest trustee Beth.

View Full Post

Living with trees

It’s wonderful that Westonbirt Arboretum is a place where 500,000 people come every year to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life.

View Full Post

Plant hunting...we're back!

After just over 3 weeks out in the field in Italy, we are now settling back into our daily routines here at Westonbirt.

View Full Post

Plant hunting...week two!

We've just left Naples to head for Arrezo in the north.

View Full Post

Plant hunting...week one!

After an action packed 9 days in Calabria and Basilicata we have made a total of 45 collections from our target and associated species list.

View Full Post

A day in the life of a student arborist

Once again our student arborist placement is well under way, and this year we’ve been thrilled to receive the generous support from two funders, the Finnis Scott Foundation and the Ernest Cook Trust.

View Full Post

Going out with a bang for the final Treefest...

This August will see us present what will be the last year of Treefest here at Westonbirt.

View Full Post

Baby giant

One of the first plantings of 2016, this young Giant Redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum) was planted on the downs area of Westonbirt. It is the first Giant Redwood of Westonbirt origin to be successfully germinated and grown on site.

View Full Post

The end of a big black pine...

You may notice some temporary traffic lights outside the arboretum today and tomorrow (27 and 28 January 2016).

View Full Post