Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

June - what a month to look forward to!

Posted: May 25, 2012 at 14:18 pm Author: Gina Mills

We in the Marketing Department have been taking stock of everything that is forthcoming in June, and it looks pretty exciting.


Of course we will kick off with an extra long Bank Holiday weekend in honour of the Queen's Jubilee, from Saturday 2 to Tuesday 5 June.

At Westonbirt, we will be offering a guided walk on each of the four days of the Bank Holiday weekend. Our knowledgeable volunteer guides will take you on a trip around some of the highlights of our world-class tree collection.

The walks will take place at 2pm each day, and are free after admission. Although you don't need to book, you should pick up a ticket from the Great Oak Hall on the day to secure your place as the walks are very popular.

As well as learning some great tree facts, many of our guided walks have laughs along the way - it is the infectious enthusiasm of our volunteers that does it!


The Forestry Commission in England is also inviting people to come and join sites around the country for a Jubilee Forest Picnic on Sunday 3 June. Westonbirt has some lovely picnic areas to enjoy and you can even download some special Jubilee Forest Picnic invitations on the Forestry Commission website.

Family activity

There are also jubilee themed activities to download - make yourself a leafy crown, or find a 60-year-old tree!

Creative Coterie

Fingers crossed that the weather will hold out for the weekend. Whether you are trying to find shelter from the sun or the rain, the Great Oak Hall will be a must-visit, with the Creative Coterie exhibition taking place from 1 - 6 June.

Family trail

Especially for families, we'll be running with an Olympic theme from 6 - 8 June, as the learning and participation team take a look at Westonbirt's very own Tree Champions. Move over Usain Bolt!

If you've got a tree-mad Dad, then the perfect Father's Day treat could be a visit to Westonbirt - lunch in Maples Restaurant followed by a free guided walk at 2pm could be just the ticket.

Concerts 2010-credit Rob Cousins

We've also got three sold out Live Music events happening in June, so Westonbirt's staff will be busy getting organised for Will Young, Plan B and Madness.

STEPS 2011 approved

If you've missed out on tickets for that weekend, don't despair! We have tickets remaining for our July acts: The Wanted, Alfie Boe and his orchestra and Steps.

There are dozens of events happening beside this, and summer is truly in the air - we've seen spring progress and the tree collection and historic landscape is looking at its very best. Enjoy!

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