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When the Cows Come Home

Posted in: News Winter 2017

We are delighted that we will once again be grazing our downland this winter. A neighbouring farmer will be bringing a small number of native rare breed Gloucester cattle to graze here for short periods over the winter.

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Guess Who's Lost in the Deep Dark Wood

The sculpture of the Gruffalo in the Old Arboretum has always been a favourite with families.

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Party Time at Westonbirt

Posted in: News Winter 2017

Learning with Nature, Westonbirt’s learning partner, are introducing children’s parties and uniformed community group visits (such as Cubs and Guides) to the arboretum.

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Mobility Shuttle's Maiden Journey

Posted in: News Winter 2017

The new mobility shuttle made its maiden journey on Saturday 30 September.

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A Bumper Year for Awards

Posted in: News Winter 2017

It’s been a really exciting year for Westonbirt, as we see the culmination of many years of hard work and the fruits of your incredible support.

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Thanks to Bernard

Posted in: News Winter 2017

Bernard Rymer, our Finance Trustee, left in August. For several years, Bernard took up the mantle to lead us through the Westonbirt Project ensuring our cash continued to flow and the charity remained in a financially stable position.

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Autumn Memories

Posted in: News Winter 2017

You had lots to share about the spectacular autumn colours at Westonbirt this year.

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Back App and Running

Here at Westonbirt, we’re always on the lookout for exciting new ways to engage people with the wonderful trees we care for. In August 2015, we launched our very own TreeQuests app.

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Celebrating our community project participants

Posted in: Autumn 2017 News

We're celebrating the culmination of the HLF community project with a brand new sculpture created by project participants! Come and take a look on your next visit.

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A shady story

When Penny our propagator asked if we could look into providing shade screens for Westonbirt’s glasshouses, it had never occurred to us just how essential seemingly mundane pieces of equipment could be!...

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New team members

We are delighted to introduce two new members to the Forestry Commission team here at Westonbirt.

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10K raised at the 10K

Posted in: Autumn 2017 News

Crowds of enthusiastic runners gathered at the arboretum this May for the Westonbirt 10k. 1,000 people signed up to run for the trees this year! Even the unexpected heat wave didn’t put off these energetic individuals.

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Trialling transport

Posted in: Autumn 2017 News

Following your feedback, the Forestry Commission will soon be trialling onsite electric transport to and from the Welcome Building. This will be available for those who struggle to get around the site and need a bit of extra assistance.

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Enchanted Christmas update

We’re delighted that the Friends earlybird booking option from 18th September is still in place, so you can have first pick of tickets!...

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Little book of disappearing trees

Posted in: Autumn 2017 News

Westonbirt's rare trees and where to find them...

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