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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 Wildlife Autumn

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 Events Christmas

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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Autumn tree highlights

Posted in: Features Autumn 2018

Along with the maples, there are a wealth of other plants that hold their own at the autumn colour party here at Westonbirt.

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The making of a Windsor chair

Posted in: Features Autumn 2018

Arboretum Director Andrew Smith tells us about his week on a bus-man's holiday down at Westonbirt Woodworks, learning to craft a chair from scratch using traditional techniques.

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Out of the trunks of trees

Roger Gorst, a long-standing friend of Westonbirt Arboretum, has kindly sent us this fascinating insight into the many uses of the products extracted from trees.

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From seed to sideboard

Posted in: Features Autumn 2018

Our new saw mill has finally arrived in the UK after making its long journey from Poland and will be in situ at Westonbirt very soon!...

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A record breaking result

It was another glorious evening for the Westonbirt 10k this May. Amongst the runners were over 100 dedicated fundraisers, running for the trees to support our charitable work caring for the arboretum.

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Becoming a guide...

Just three years ago I was encouraged to train as a Westonbirt guide.

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Autumn life in the arboretum

Posted in: Features Autumn 2018

As the days begin to draw in and the mornings cast a chill in the air, you can sense the change of season. It’s a time of transition at the arboretum. Many trees are in glorious autumn colour and animals are busy preparing winter stores.

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Farewell to Dan Crowley

It is with great sadness and pride that we have to announce that after nine years at Westonbirt our Dendrologist, Dan Crowley, will be leaving us in September for a new and exciting opportunity, to study for a Master’s Degree in Plant Diversity.

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