The Forager, Rupert Burdock tells us about Foraging at Westonbirt

Posted on 02. Feb, 2013 by in Environment & Nature, Featured, Food & Drink

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Cotswold TV made this film featuring Rupert Burdock, the Stroud Forager at the Westonbirt Arboretum Silk Wood Spring Fair – he is interviewed by Rowena from Cotswold TV with regards to some of the delights you can live from the forest on.

Cotswold TV write: Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is managed by the Forestry Commission and supported by the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum. Based near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, Westonbirt is perhaps most famed for the autumn colour of its trees. However, as the seasons change, the arboretum shows it can be a fantastic place to visit at any time of the year.

Spectacular spring flowers, Live Music concerts, August’s ‘Treefest’ event, summer walks amongst lush woodlands and the Enchanted Christmas illuminated trail offer great reasons to visit Westonbirt throughout the year. From April to June, Westonbirt is awash with spring flowers; from the tallest magnolias to carpets of native and Spanish bluebells. There are over 17 miles of paths to explore across the Old Arboretum and Silk Wood.  On August bank holiday weekend, thousands of people come to Westonbirt for Treefest. This fabulous celebration of trees brings together family fun, traditional wood craft, music and camping; creating lots to see, do and buy for all ages. Take an evening stroll through the magic of the Enchanted Wood in the four weekends before Christmas. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening this illuminating experience attracts thousands of visitors. Carol singers, mince pies and a visit from Father Christmas make this is the event to get you in the Christmas spirit.

More details are at www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt and www.fowa.org.uk (the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum).

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