Make a date in your diary –the ARB Show will be having a major facelift for 2015!
- New location at the National Arboretum, Westonbirt, Gloucestershire
- FREE entry for Arboricultural Association members
- Discounted entrance to the Westonbirt National Arboretum – only £4.50
- Show ground area increased by 75%
- New arena style demonstrations from our show sponsor, STIHL
- Discounted entry to the Show for the Friends of Westonbirt and arboretum visitors.
- New family attractions – Recreational Tree climbing, Axe racing, Throw Bag competitions
- New catering and camping facilities
And of course all the big established attractions:
3ATC Climbing Competition
Ancient Tree Forum
New kit, services and products from all the main suppliers
The 2015 show, sponsored by STIHL, will build on the great success of last year’s event which attracted nearly 2,200 visitors – 10% up on 2013.
Exhibitor bookings significantly increased – More space allocated
Exhibitors have been booking plots fast, and there are plenty of new names alongside the established companies. Climbing gear, equipment and machinery, tools, insurance, training, IT and technology will all be there to ensure you won’t be disappointed, whatever your needs. And, due to unprecedented demand this year extra stand space has been allocated across the site.
2015 will be the year when we add new attractions to the ARB Show format. Just being at Westonbirt for the first time will create a fresh feel to the Show and with a much larger field-plan there will be a huge range of products, kit and services on show. Workshops and demonstrations will provide plenty of educational content and will run on both days of the event. Plus there will be new catering and camping arrangements for those who want to stay the night and take full advantage of the show and access to the National Arboretum.
All the big-draw events will be back again this year; the 3ATC Open Climbing Competition grew significantly in 2014 and numbers are expected to rise again this year as the popularity of the event continues to grow.
And why not bring along the family? The 2015 show is going to be open to members of the public with an interest in trees. So we will be laying on extra facilities, demonstrations, advice and events this year such as recreational tree climbing, axe racing and throw bag competitions.
Show sponsor STIHL will be showcasing the new MS193T-CE and the MS201T-CM top handled arborist saws, and there’s a free prize draw to win one for all visitors to the Show.
Stay the Night – Live Band and Hog-Roast
Lots of visitors take the opportunity to make their visit a two day trip and there is plenty of offsite camping space and facilities. On Friday 5th June a local pub will be putting on a hog-roast and live band. Extending your visit to two days offers a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the Show and explore the arboretum (you need a day for each). If you have not visited Westonbirt before, don’t miss out; it’s a spectacular tree collection – and is not called ‘The National Arboretum’ for nothing!
For more information Google ‘Arb Show 2015’ or go to http://www.trees.org.uk/The-ARB-Show