Westonbirt Magazine

Autumn 2018

Autumn tree highlights

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

The making of a Windsor chair

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.

From seed to sideboard

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!

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.

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.