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Westonbirt Arboretum plants special oak to get ready for the London 2012 Games

With 100 days to go to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the

Forestry Commission's National Arboretum at Westonbirt is getting ready
to welcome the world by planting one of 40 'Coubertin oaks' - trees
grown from acorns taken from an oak planted in 1890 in Much Wenlock in
honour of the founder of the modern Olympic movement, Pierre de
Coubertin.

Celebrate Trees on a Grand Scale at Westonbirt's Treefest

Family activities to discover the intrepid world of plant hunting, expert carvers creating big play trail pieces and over 100 exhibitors join this year's Treefest at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum in Gloucestershire.

The first new Parish Boundary Stones in Gloucestershire for over 100 years

Ebrington, Gloucestershire does it again - this North Cotswold village has come up with an unique and lasting legacy for the Queen's Jubilee

On February 6th 2012 Queen Elizabeth 11 celebrated 60 years on the throne. It is only the second Diamond Jubilee in a thousand years of monarchs. No one alive now is likely to see one again.

The Duchess of Cornwall visits Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall visited Westonbirt,

The National Arboretum in Gloucestershire on Tuesday 3rd April.

The Duchess met with the Forestry Commission's Arboretum Director, Simon
Toomer, and the Chair of the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum, Stephen
Segar.

Cotswolds discovery centre opens its doors for third season

This week, 'Escape to the Cotswolds', the discovery centre for the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) will open its doors for a third season.

The Northleach-based centre which is run by the Cotswolds Conservation Board, will build on its previous two years' success in helping people discover the fascinating story of the Cotswolds.

Court Barn Museum Chipping Campden has acquired the "Barrie Candelabra"

Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden, has acquired an iconic brass candelabra created by Robert Welch (1929 - 2000), one of the foremost British designers and silversmiths of the late twentieth century.

International research to discover forest trees for future climate

Forest Research, a part of the Forestry Commission in the UK, is taking part in international research to identify alternative tree species that could be planted in the future climate.

British Pig and Poultry Fair 15th May 2012 - Pig Research Report by Peter Best

Is the Pig Industry Capable of Meeting the Global Food Demands 2020/2030?

The Royal Agricultural College 100 Club is holding a presentation of the RAC/PIC Annual Fellowship in Pig Research, Report no.7 by Mr Peter Best on Tuesday 15th May 2012 beginning at 16.30 at the Forum Theatre, Stoneleigh Park.

Let the kids loose for healthy outdoor fun this Easter

Forestry Commission England is encouraging families to spend some time

in the great outdoors this Easter by taking a trip to their local forest

or woodland.

Westonbirt's Goddess Magnolia celebrates the arrival of spring

As if to order, the buds of Westonbirt, The National Arboretum's Goddess magnolia tree are blooming for the first official day of spring.

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