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Trees for Wellbeing

Join us every day for ideas and activities to help with your wellbeing and keep us connected during this time. 

People know that it is important to keep a healthy body and mind as we deal with COVID-19 and a short time in local greenspaces is ideal to support physical and mental wellbeing. However, it is critical that people follow the government’s guidelines on social distancing to protect each other, to slow the spread of the disease and support our NHS.

For generations, the trees of Westonbirt Arboretum have been a source of inspiration for artists, poets, architects, performers and many creative visionaries. Use these resources to build up your own spring diary full of your own artistic creations. Write a poem, draw a picture, create music or take up a yoga pose! 

Share your creations on social media – we’d love to see them! #creativitree

Unleash Your Creativitree

Brothers Grimm
Over half of the Grimm Brothers' fairytale stories feature trees & Forests
Create a short story inspired by the trees around you.
hoar frost
Haiku poetry was developed in Japan in the 17th century
Be inspired by nature and write your own haiku.
Buddha in tree
Buddha found inner peace whilst sitting under a fig tree
Sound maps help provide meditative focus - take a listen to the noises around you.
Tree symbolism
The Lebanese flag is a symbol of peace, holiness and eternity
Tell us about a tree which symbolises something to you.
creativitree
Native American legend tells the story of how autumn colour came to be...
Find an unusual feature of a tree and tell the story of how it came to be.
mandala
Mandala is a spiritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism
Create a mandala made from natural materials found on the floor.
sagrada familia
The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona has tree-like stone columns
Use the pattern of a tree to draw your own tree inspired building.
Green Man
The Green Man image features in many religions and mythological stories
Can you find a face in a tree?
Magnolia
Our champion magnolia is the tallest in the British Isles at 72 feet
Follow our instructions to create your own magnolia flower.
writer in the forest
We use our senses to explore the world around us
Find a quiet space, close your eyes and focus on your senses
Close Up Christmas tree pines
Trees are used in the creation of many sounds and they also inspire songs
Create your own music film using natural resources.
timber stack close up to show tree rings of a trunk
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
Create your own tree life history - what would each tree ring say?
Hanging Tree

Activity 13

Activity arriving 07 April
Rural land art...
may pole

Activity 14

Activity arriving 08 April
Dancing in the wind...
Looking up

Activity 15

Activity arriving 09 April
Memories of a tree...
Yoga at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

Activity 16

Activity arriving 10 April
Show us your tree pose...
Magnolia

Activity 17

Activity arriving 11 April
Become a landscape gardener
Red Canna

Activity 18

Activity arriving 12 April
Colour your world...
close up magnolia

Activity 19

Activity arriving 13 April
Splashes of colour...
DIY colour

Activity 20

Activity arriving 14 April
Renaming colours...