Our Collection care volunteers help to care for and conserve Westonbirt’s amazing collection of trees.
Here's what they do!
Landscaped and planted the new visitor arrival area at Westonbirt as part of Phase One of the Westonbirt Project.
Record the progress of particular plant types through the seasons from bud to leaf fall. The data forms part of the UK network analysis that helps us to understand how plants are reacting to climate change.
Assist with the delicate art of growing rare and valuable trees and shrubs from seeds for planting out into the collection.
Flora and Fauna Group
Survey the plants, bees and butterflies that live on our downland to aid biodiversity and conservation and to help monitor the health of this important Grade 1 listed habitat.
Tree Team volunteers
Are closely involved in the arboretum’s conservation programme and help to maintain Westonbirt’s unique collection of internationally important trees and shrubs to a high standard.
Maintain plant identification labels that are attached to Westonbirt’s specimen plants giving key information about their origin, planting date and grid location.
Important assistance with school bookings, membership renewals, data base entry, and much more!
WOW Board volunteers
Monitor the arboretum’s key plants throughout the seasons to provide visitors with an up to date list of ‘must see’ specimens.
Accurately monitor and catalogue Westonbirt’s tree collection.
Play maintenance team
provide essential care and maintenance of Westonbirt’s imaginative natural play features ensuring they are kept safe and in good shape for all sorts of fun!