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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

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 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

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.

Celebrate the history behind nature during English Tourism Week

With spring just around the corner, our woodlands and forests are

gradually waking up - so it's the perfect time to get out and about and

Batsford Arboretum wins Silver in 2012 Tourist Attraction of the Year Awards

Batsford Arboretum Spring 2012Batsford Arboretum Spring 2012Batsford Arboretum, near Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire, is officially one of the best visitor attractions in the Cotswolds, having just been awarded silver in the ‘Best Visitor Attraction of the Year' category in the Cotswolds Tourism Awards 2012.


Spring trails to discover Westonbirt's heritage landscape

Visitors to Westonbirt, The National Arboretum this spring can follow two new seasonal trails from 1st March.

The trails at the Forestry Commission managed National Arboretum will offer insight into the heritage landscape and the flowering trees and
wildflowers within it.

Ebrington Gardens Open Day - Sunday June 5th

Ebrington & District Gardening Club is organising a Gardens Open Day on Sunday 5th June from 10.30 to 17.00.
The Club was the winner of a Gold Medal at Hampton Court Flower Show in 2009 and 2010 plus “Best in Class” in 2009.

Snowshill Manor and Garden Second Hand Book Weekend

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th November 2010, 12noon-4pm
Book bargains feature alongside the usual menu of delicious cakes, hot drinks and homemade lunches at Snowshill Manor Restaurant next weekend.  Staff and volunteers are busy putting the finishing touches to their two-day second hand book sale which will take over half of the restaurant.

What makes a Green Father Christmas?

Children asked for their ideas to help launch Westonbirt Arboretum’s Enchanted Christmas event

Children have the chance to get into the festive spirit a little early this year.

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