What a super celebration!

Posted: July 30, 2015 at 10:51 am Author: Cheryl Pearson

We wanted to do something special to mark 30 years of volunteering at the arboretum and it turned out to be a brilliant day.

Chloe and Pam, two of our longest serving volunteers, cut the cake

We had our biggest turn-out ever for a volunteer social event with 200 people taking part.

During the afternoon choices ranged from spoon carving, a wildflower walk, special tours of the Treetop Walkway construction site, or simply sitting and enjoying a catch-up with friends in the beautiful afternoon sunshine.

The bubbly flowed for the awards presentations where Simon Toomer (Arboretum Director) and Stephen Segar (Chair, Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum) gave out long-service badges to recognise 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of volunteering at Westonbirt – an amazing contribution.

Volunteer award presentations

And no party would be complete without Martin’s truly superb hog roast followed by a special celebratory cake (created by Leigh Jane from our Visitor Services team) topped with icing sugar volunteers! All-in-all a really fabulous day in the very best of places – wonderful Westonbirt!