Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

Change In The Events Department

Posted: October 15, 2009 at 10:09 am Author: Simon Hough

Here in the Events department Autumn is a time of change and re-organising.

Hard on the heels of the busy summer of concerts and the Festival of the Tree, we are already gearing up for Christmas.

We are booking choirs, checking Father Christmas will arrive on time and preparing the route of the Enchanted Christmas trail through the Old Arboretum.

The Events Department is having a change too! Our Events Co-ordinator, Sam Detheridge, recently left to take up a new post for the Forestry Commission in Wales, as Manager at Garwnant Visitor Centre. Our new Co-ordinator, Julie McKellar, begins at the end of October and we are all looking forward to greeting her into the team here at Westonbirt.

We will shortly be sending out invitations for sculptors to submit designs for the Sculptree event at next year's Festival. We do this as soon as the Autumn tree safety inspection is complete.

This lets us know what potential timber we will have to work with for next year. So, having just finished the Festival of the Tree, we are already starting to put together next year's!