Westonbirt Magazine

Winter 2017

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.

Guess Who's Lost in the Deep Dark Wood

The sculpture of the Gruffalo in the Old Arboretum has always been a favourite with families.

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.

Party Time at Westonbirt

Learning with Nature, Westonbirt’s learning partner, are introducing children’s parties and uniformed community group visits (such as Cubs and Guides) to the arboretum.

Sculptured Shelter

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.