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A Busy Membership Season

Winter is a time when the arboretum takes on a magical feel and some of the resident mammals retire into the peaceful world of hibernation...

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Great Oak Hall Exhibitions in 2018

Posted in: Blog Great Oak Hall

The Great Oak Hall is a beautiful and inspiring setting to hold an exhibition, with plenty of natural light filling the space. Find out who is exhibiting this year and how you can book your place for 2019.

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Tree of the Month - February 2018

Find out why the Rhododendron ririei is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for February...

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And we've launched...

Welcome to our new blog, for you, our members. Please check back regularly as it's here we'll be keeping you informed with all the latest updates and goings on at the arboretum.

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Tree of the Month - January 2018

Find out why the Incense Cedar or Calocedrus decurrens is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for January...

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Five Years of Progress #ThanksToYou HLF

In 2012, we received some wonderful news – that we had been awarded £1.9 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help us embark on a project to improve Westonbirt, the National Arboretum.

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Tree of the Month - December 2017

Find out why the White barked birch is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for December...

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Where would we be without trustees?

It’s trustees week – a chance to showcase the work of our trustees. We catch up with our newest trustee Beth.

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Return of the grazers

Posted in: Blog Landscape Wildlife

Cattle are coming back to the downs! In mid-November, a group of Gloucester cattle will be taking up residence on the downland of Westonbirt Arboretum.

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Tree of the month - November 2017

Find out why the Monterey cypress is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for November...

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Have you met the Gruffalo's friends in the Old Arboretum?

Posted in: Features Blog

The Gruffalo in the deep dark wood of the Old Arboretum has recently been joined by beautiful sculptures of the mouse, snake, fox, owl and squirrel.

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Tree of the Month - October 2017

Find out why the Bitter ash is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for October...

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Community Shingle Shelter

Wild Westonbirt (Westonbirt’s youth group) were tasked with thinking of a way to celebrate the current phase of the HLF coming to an end.

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Tree of the month - September 2017

Find out why the Euonymus oxyphyllus is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for September...

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Tree of the Month - August 2017

Find out why the Japanese Angelica Tree is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for August...

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