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Westonbirt Creativitree

Unleash Your Creativitree

For generations, the trees of Westonbirt Arboretum have been a source of inspiration for artists, poets, architects, performers and many creative visionaries.

To celebrate how trees and nature have helped to shape art and culture around us, this winter we are launching a very special activity at Westonbirt Arboretum.

From mid-January, you’ll be able to pick up 20 different free postcards from the Welcome Building, each highlighting a different example of art inspired by trees. For example, did you know that over half of the Grimm Brother’s fairy tales include trees or forests? Or that tree symbolism is used in the Lebanese flag?

On the back of the postcards there is space for you to come up with your own artistic creations. Write a poem, draw a picture, create a piece of music or take up a yoga pose.

Share your creations with us using the display board in the Welcome Building or on social media – we’d love to see them!

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Last updated: 2nd February 2018

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