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Feeling Blue?

Being active and getting outdoors has been proven to provide a great boost to your mental well-being, and we want to encourage you to find some time soon to explore the great outdoors.

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Run for the trees!

This May our popular 10K race will be returning to the national arboretum, this year with a new route!...

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Building the Westonbirt Woodworks

As part of our exciting new Woodworks project, Westonbirt staff and volunteers were given the opportunity to get involved in the building of our new drying shelter - see how they got on...

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How did Christmas trees start?

Posted in: Blog Christmas History

It’s one of our favourite times of year! When everyone brings trees into their homes and decorates them. So we thought we’d celebrate the Christmas tree with a whistle stop tour through its history!...

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Timberframing

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Westonbirt is welcoming back Perchard Structural Timberworks to help us develop our Woodworks this winter. Read on to find out how Nick and his team are getting on...

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A rare visitor

Posted in: Blog Autumn Wildlife

Our Propagator, Penny, was lucky enough to spot an unusual find in the propagation greenhouses a couple of weeks ago.

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Let’s Get Framing

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Last week, Nick Perchard had a busy few days sorting through the timber that has been milled on site from our own oak.

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The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner!

Posted in: Blog Christmas Events

Join us along the illuminated trail at Westonbirt Arboretum this season...

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Transforming Westonbirt Woodworks

Posted in: Blog Restoration

The preparations are complete, and we are about to commence our exciting new project at Westonbirt Arboretum: the restoration of Westonbirt Woodworks.

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Gift a membership this season...

Incentivise your friend or loved-one to keep active all year round and experience the arboretum’s magnificent seasonal changes!...

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Catching the fall

The Great Oak Hall is buzzing with visitors enjoying our final exhibition of the autumn with a showcase of ten members’ work.

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A box of delights

We are warmly welcoming back a family of artists for our third autumn exhibition...

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Why DO leaves change colour in autumn?

And why do they go such a different variety of colours?...

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Picturing Nature

Whilst the weather here isn’t looking picture perfect over the next few days – our autumn spirits cannot be dampened!...

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Exhibition launch!

Great Oak Hall Autumn Exhibitions start this weekend with 'Pots and Paintings 2018' - come and have a look...

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