Three very different first visits Hidden Voices – Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

The last two weeks have been very productive for the Hidden Voices Project here at Westonbirt. We have had the initial visit for each of our three participating groups.

The Macular Disease Society were the first to visit Westonbirt and Chris led them on a sensory walk around the arboretum and created leaf sculptures using willow.

The Bristol Drugs Project worked on some pratical woodland management, coppicing laurel and had a guided activity walk with hands on activities such as “meet a tree” pictured below!

Awaz Utaoh enjoyed seeing the spring colour in the arboretum and they worked to produce handmade paper and willow butterflies.

Each group has different interests and reasons for visiting the arboretum. It has been a promising start to the Hidden Voices project. We look forward to continuing our work with all of them.


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