Blog - Staff and trustees

Help us win!

Trees are of course at the core of everything we do but we know how much benefit being outside and around trees can offer our local community, so we run a wealth of programmes at Westonbirt Arboretum encouraging visitors to connect with trees.

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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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Re-roofing nearly complete!

Since our last blog post, there have been some fairly big changes to the way things are looking down at Westonbirt Woodworks.

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Is there a better way to start the day?

Simon and Allan, our Westonbirt Runners, are doing fantastically well and have been trying out the new running routes in the arboretum. See how they’ve been getting on…...

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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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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!...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Plant hunting...week two!

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

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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.

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