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Jane's incredible journey...

Our Head of Supporter Journey, Jane, is leaving the charity and moving onto a new adventure this October, read about her journey with us in this blog...

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Pots, Paintings, and Vistas: A Creative Autumn at Westonbirt Arboretum

This autumn, Westonbirt Arboretum is hosting a series of exhibitions showcasing the work of talented local artists. From pots to paintings to vistas, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Silk Wood Community Planting Project: Baseline monitoring

Over the summer, a team of volunteers conducted a baseline survey in Silk Wood to discover which flora and fauna are present after a period of fallow following on from ash tree felling due to Chalara.

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Silk Wood Community Planting Project: Phase One funded

We’re thrilled to announce that Westonbirt Arboretum has raised over £350,000 towards Phase One of the ‘Silk Wood Community Planting Project’.

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Woodland Design Workshops Inspires Young People

The Silk Wood Community Planting Project is a great example of how schoolchildren can be involved in the design and management of their local environment. Find out more about the recent forest design workshops...

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Tree of the month: Sorbus commixta

As autumn arrives and the leaves begin to turn, this time of year is also a wonderful time to explore the diversity of fruits found around the arboretum. Take a closer look at the Japanese rowan in this month's blog...

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A month of colour, adventure and discovery

September is a beautiful time to visit Westonbirt Arboretum, as the leaves start to change colour and the air becomes crisp and cool. There are many things to see and do at the arboretum this month...

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A Trustee's journey with The Friends: Martyn Smith

We recently caught up with Martyn Smith, our charity's Finance Trustee, to learn more about this valued volunteer who donates his time to guide our organisation. Read on to find out more...

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Tree of the month: Bottlebrush buckeye

The bottlebrush buckeye is a beautiful shrub that gets its name from its bottlebrush-like inflorescences. The white flowers with red anthers bloom in August, making the bottlebrush buckeye a truly spectacular sight. Find out more...

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The Westonbirt Calendar: A stunning celebration of nature

The Westonbirt Calendar is the perfect way to celebrate the beauty of nature and to show your support for sustainability. It's a beautiful way to decorate your home or office, and it's a great way to learn more about Westonbirt Arboretum.

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It's time to play at Westonbirt Arboretum

No matter what your age, there's something for everyone at Westonbirt Arboretum in August. So take a look at what's on in this blog, plan your visit and enjoy a day of play!...

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Coppicing: A New Shelter

Earlier this year, the Coppice Regeneration Project saw the completion of a purpose-built shelter for the Coppice compound at Westonbirt Arboretum, thanks to funding from The Friends through the continued support of members and donors. Find out more...

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Silk Wood Community Planting Project - A trip to Delamere Nursery

After introducing Oscar and his role a couple of months ago, he has been busy behind the scenes planning and making progress getting ready for the project to regenerate a part of Silk Wood. Read on to learn about his trip to Delamere Nursery...

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Tree of the month: Yellow-leaved Indian bean tree

Dan and Rosie give insight on the Yellow-leaved Indian bean tree this month, one of Westonbirt's summer showstoppers...

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Protecting Tilia trees: How members are helping to research tree diseases

Tilia trees are an important part of the UK's woodlands and urban forests. Helene Kile is a first-year PhD student at the University of the West of England (UWE) researching the cause of bleeding cankers on Tilia trees. Find out more...

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