Conservation in Botanic Gardens at Westonbirt Arboretum, A level

Conservation programme aimed at A level

Updated 15th January 2024

Suitable March - November

Learning outcomes

  • explain how biodiversity can be considered at habitat, species and genetic levels.
  • discuss the consequences of global climate change on plants, including the spread of pests and diseases.
  • describe examples of ex-situ and in-situ conservation projects.
  • understand the importance of international co-operation in species conservation.


Introduction - the importance of trees and why we need to conserve them.

Propagation - behind the scenes tour of our propagation unit, discussing ex-situ and in-situ projects.

Questioning conservation - for students to discuss as they explore the collection.

Case studies walk - students discover up to four different case studies, offering suggestions about action that could form part of the conservation programme.