Westonbirt Magazine

Articles from Autumn 2017

Enchanted Christmas update

Published: 11 Oct 2017

We’re delighted that the Friends earlybird booking option from 18th September is still in place, so you can have first pick of tickets!

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A shady story

Published: 11 Oct 2017

When Penny our propagator asked if we could look into providing shade screens for Westonbirt’s glasshouses, it had never occurred to us just how essential seemingly mundane pieces of equipment could be!

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New team members

Published: 11 Oct 2017

We are delighted to introduce two new members to the Forestry Commission team here at Westonbirt.

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This history of STIHL

Published: 11 Oct 2017

STIHL and Westonbirt Arboretum have been partners since 2006. In 2016 STIHL became the proud sponsors of the Treetop Walkway. They continue to support the work in the arboretum by providing the tree team with chainsaws and other essential pieces of kit.

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Trialling transport

Published: 11 Oct 2017

Following your feedback, the Forestry Commission will soon be trialling onsite electric transport to and from the Welcome Building. This will be available for those who struggle to get around the site and need a bit of extra assistance.

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Little book of disappearing trees

Published: 11 Oct 2017

Westonbirt's rare trees and where to find them

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Forest Live 2017

Published: 11 Oct 2017

We asked you to share your photos and memories with us on social media – here are some of the highlights.

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Great Oak Hall guides

Published: 11 Oct 2017

The Great Oak Hall is being opened up to the public for guided tours on selected days

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Tetbury Walkers

Published: 11 Oct 2017

Step outside your door and enjoy the beautiful countryside.

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The amazing world of trees - Exhibition

Published: 11 Oct 2017

Westonbirt’s very own Director, Andrew Smith, will be opening this stunning exhibition.

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BioBlitz

Published: 11 Oct 2017

Wildlife experts and members of the public descended on Westonbirt to hunt for the remarkable animals, plants and insects that have made their homes in Westonbirt's grassy downland.

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Autumn tree highlights

Published: 11 Oct 2017

Visit the arboretum this autumn to surround yourself with a spectrum of marmalade, amber and crimson hues. October is the prime month to see the very best of Autumn, but interesting colours will start to emerge as early as August.

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Deep in the mountains

Published: 11 Oct 2017

Dan Crowley, Westonbirt’s expert dendrologist, regularly works with partners across the globe. Dan gives us a behind the scenes account of his latest trip to Vietnam.

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Autumn life in the arboretum

Published: 11 Oct 2017

Autumn is always abundant in the arboretum, with nuts, fruit and seeds providing plentiful supplies of food for wildlife.

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A hidden gem in Gloucestershire

Published: 11 Oct 2017

As a Friend of Westonbirt you have free access to various arboretums and gardens across the UK. One of our nearest partners is Batsford Arboretum in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.

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Celebrating 25 years

Published: 11 Oct 2017

Helen Daniels, one of our lovely administrators, celebrates 25 years with the Forestry Commission. We caught up with Helen to discuss her time here.

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