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Westonbirt Arboretum New Community Shelter It's lovely to see the engraved plaques Metallic Garden have produced for the beautiful new community shelter at Westonbirt Arboretum. These have been used to acknowledge the supporters of the project, which seems apt as they have been placed on one of the supporting beams of the structure. Photos courtesy of Westonbirt National Arboretum Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum "We worked with Piers Taylor the architect, to design a structure with our community groups from the Westonbirt Community Programme. Their brief was clear that they wanted a room without walls, to feel connected to the surrounding trees, to have no corners and not feel like a classroom. They were heavily involved in the design of the new shelter and continue to be heavily involved in its construction too. The design brief made it very clear that it had to be capable of being constructed by people of varying ages and abilities with little or no experience of constructio

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