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Westonbirt Arboretum to participate in South Korean Seed collecting trip

The Forestry Commission's National Arboretum at Westonbirt will participate in a trip to South Korea this September, to collect seed from the wild for the arboretum. Arborist Tomas Dewey will travel to South Korea for nine days, with the aim of collecting seed which will be propagated at Westonbirt.

The Cotswolds shortlisted in BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2013

The Cotswolds have been shortlisted in the 'Britain's favourite holiday destination' category in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2013.

Bumper autumn for forest fruits expected as nature puts on a rare show

Visitors to woods and forests are in for a spectacular show of forest fruits this autumn, with the season looking like a bumper year for the fruits and seeds of many trees and shrubs, according to the Director of the Forestry Commission's National Arboretum at Westonbirt.

Sodbury Sportive wins again!

On Sunday 18 August almost 600 cyclists took part in this years' Sodbury Sportive, a 50% increase on the 2012 event.

Stowell Park Gardens, Yanworth, open for The Friends of the Cotswolds Old Prison Northleach Appeal

On Sunday 8 September 2013 Lord Vestey, Patron of Friends of the Cotswolds charity, will be opening his beautiful gardens to the public. The Estate has been owned by the Vestey family since 1921. It extends over 5,500 acres of grassland, arable and woodland on both banks of the river Coln and is set in the beautiful Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Holidays among the trees - the perfect antidote to a hectic lifestyle.

National tourist board VisitEngland and Forestry Commission England have launched the More in the Forest campaign to promote summer holidays in and around England's woods, forests and arboretums.

New management plan for the Cotswolds

A new five year plan has been published by the Cotswolds Conservation Board aimed at looking after the landscape of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and supporting the communities that live and work here.

Ebrington & District Gardening Club - Summer Show

Ebrington & District Gardening Club's 33rd Annual Flower and Vegetable Show will be held at The Washbrook Barn, Ebrington, Chipping Campden GL55 6NL on Saturday 10th August.

New owners receive the keys to the Old Prison, Northleach

Local environmental charity, Friends of the Cotswolds has formally received the keys to the Old Prison from Cotswold District Council in an official handover of ownership which took place yesterday.

Canadian Artist Greg Thatcher back working in Painswick

Canadian artist Greg Thatcher is back in Painswick this July continuing work on his yew tree series of drawings. Greg has been coming to Painswick since 1991 and his work has been shown in the US and Canada as well as in England. His latest show of Painswick yew trees, was at the Moline International Airport in Illinois in May and June 2013.

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