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Picture perfect: Westonbirt's photography favourite comes into its own

As autumn arrives, The National Arboretum at Westonbirt's most

photographed tree, a Japanese maple (pictured) located on Willesley
Drive in the Silk Wood area of the tree collection, is tantalising
visitors with its changing colour.

Cotswolds annual dry-stone walling competition to take place at Gatcombe Park

The spectacular Gatcombe Park Estate, home of HRH The Princess Royal and her family, will be the setting for this year's Cotswolds Dry Stone Walling Competition which is taking place on Sunday, 7th October.

Enjoy an active Autumn at Westonbirt Arboretum

The Forestry Commission at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum has an array of activities to explore nature's seasonal changes this autumn - from fungi walks and free guided tours to family crafts.

Family enjoying the natural play trail in autumn. Credit Rob Cousins/ Forestry Commission.


It's not too late to sign-up for this year's Five Valleys Walk

The countdown is on to the Meningitis Trust's flagship Five Valleys Walk event, through the stunning Stroud hills on Sunday September 30, and the county-based charity is encouraging you to sign-up today!

The Gate with no name!

A competition has been launched at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum to give an official name to one of the iconic entrances into the tree collection.

Dull summer could extend the party for the leaf-peepers

The UK has not had much of a summer and with the less than glorious

weather experienced and September looming, it's almost autumn already!

But how much does the weather affect when autumn happens? Does a wet
summer affect the displays of autumnal colours that we all love to see?
And is it really possible to predict when leaves will start to change

Celebrate Trees on a grand scale at 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 from 25-27 August.

"Welcome" news for Westonbirt Arboretum

Fundraising for the £3.6 million Westonbirt Project reaches the half way point.

Fundraising for a new Welcome Building and a plan to restore the Grade I Registered landscape at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum has passed the £2 million mark, thanks to £1.8 million raised by the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum and £500,000 of investment recently confirmed by the Forestry Commission.

Neolithic Tea Party at the Rollright Stones

On Saturday August 4th, the Rollright Trust invite everyone to a 'Neolithic Tea Party' at the ancient Rollright Stones. Tea and biscuits will be on sale, alternatively bring along a picnic.

Dry stone wallers achieve new heights

Two dry stone wallers trained in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are on their way to becoming master craftsmen after successfully completing an advanced dry stone walling qualification with the help of the Cotswolds Conservation Board.

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