Smoke on the Horizon
Silk Wood has been sustainably managed for many centuries, principally with a short rotation under-storey of hazel coppice and a long rotation over-storey of oak standards.
A Botanical Wonder in Wales
As the most visited garden in Wales, we were looking forward to discovering the assortment of themed gardens, lakes and interesting plant life on offer at the botanic garden.
Westonbirt's HLF funded community programme has now been running for over four years! Our community engagement officers and volunteers have done a wonderful job organising activities that connect the arboretum with a wider audience.
A Collective Masterpiece
Great things have been happening in the Great Oak Hall this autumn with The Gloucestershire Printmakers Cooperative’s “giant print” event inspired by one of the arboretum’s beautiful oaks.
Many years ago, too far back for most of us to remember, Ted was driving a tractor through an overgrown area of Silk Wood, only to find himself teetering precariously over the edge of an abyss. From then on this old quarry was called Ted’s Fright.