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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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Tree of the Month - July 2017

Find out why the Chinese yellowwood Tree is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for July...

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Tree of the Month - June 2017

Find out why the Tulip Tree is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for June...

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Back 'app' and running

As part of Westonbirt’s continuing mission to ‘connect people with trees’, we like to try new things to engage with our audiences here at the Arboretum.

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'Ain't Got Time to fix the shingles, Ain't got time to fix the floor.....' our Community Youth Officer, Karen Price, shares one of her recent projects

Team WB have been busy this month learning how to make wooden roof tiles, known as shingles, for a proposed sculpture to celebrate the culmination of the 4 year HLF Community Engagement Programme.

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Update on Vietnam Trip

Having returned from Vietnam a short while ago, I’ve had a little time to reflect on and recall some highlights of what was an amazing and most fascinating trip.

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Tree of the Month - May 2017

Find out why the Whitebeam Tree is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for May...

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Tree of the Month - April 2017

Find out why the Amelanchier asiatica Tree is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for April...

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April Fool

Posted in: Blog Botanical

Alright, we confess… there is no magnolia with multi-coloured leaves here at Westonbirt.

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Rare Magnolia maudiae subsp, aprilis-stultus discovered at Westonbirt Arboretum

Posted in: Blog Botanical

At Westonbirt Arboretum we care for many rare and remarkable trees, and we are thrilled to announce that early this morning one of our Magnolia maudiae was discovered to be the incredibly rare Magnolia maudiae subsp.aprilis-stultus.

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Uncovering Acers in Vietnam

In early April 2017, Westonbirt’s Dendrologist, Dan Crowley, will be setting out on an exciting documenting expedition to Vietnam, thanks to funding from the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum.

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