Blog - The Westonbirt Project

New car park update

Sophie Nash is Project Officer for the Westonbirt Project. She organises the logistics of the project, working with architects and project managers for various elements to deliver the works.

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Preparing for surfacing

Sophie Nash is Project Officer for the Westonbirt Project. She organises the logistics of the project, working with architects and project managers for various elements to deliver the works.

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Coach park underway!

Sophie Nash is Project Officer for the Westonbirt Project. She organises the logistics of the project, working with architects and project managers for various elements to deliver the works.

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A big week for the team

Sophie Nash is Project Officer for the Westonbirt Project. She organises the logistics of the project, working with architects and project managers for various elements to deliver the works.

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The Devil’s in the Detail

Sophie Nash is Project Officer for the Westonbirt Project. She organises the logistics of the project, working with architects and project managers for various elements to deliver the works.

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Barriers, Bollards and Boots

Sophie Nash is Project Officer for the Westonbirt Project. She organises the logistics of the project, working with architects and project managers for various elements to deliver the works.

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A fundraiser's perfect day

I have lots of good days working at Westonbirt Arboretum, who wouldn’t? But the day I picked up a cheque for £250,000 (the first instalment of a £500,000 award) definitely tops the list.

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Westonbirt Arboretum Downs Vegetation Survey update

Back in June Matt Parratt from Forest Research and a team of volunteers completed the first stage of a comprehensive survey of the vegetation communities and plant species of the Downs.

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Westonbirt Arboretum Downs Vegetation Survey

As you may be aware, Phase One of the Westonbirt Project involves restoring the downland grassland area where currently the visitor car park is.

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The Westonbirt Project: New Recruits!

Over the last few weeks we have recruited over 30 new volunteers!...

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Historic Inspiration

Many of you who have visited the arboretum recently will have noticed that we have installed a new metal estate fence and gates along the main entrance drive into the arboretum, replacing the wooden fence and gates.

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A busy few weeks

We have nearly completed the electric upgrade trenching work on site.

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Be careful of the trenches!

We are literally brightening up at the news that funding has been received to upgrade our electricity supply from Phase 1 to Phase 3.

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Yippee! This year's boundary restoration works are complete!

The Westonbirt Project is comprised of a number of elements including the restoration of landscape features and improvements to our electricity supply and car parking arrangements.

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A busy week for boundaries

The new ha-ha has just been completed! We have finished adding the last few courses of stone and laid coping stones to finish the last section of wall.

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