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  • Polesden Lacey breaks hill rolling World Record

    After months of suspense, Polesden Lacey are celebrating as Guinness World Records have verified their attempt to have as many people as possible roll down a hill in one hour.

  • Help the place you love live forever

    We've been looking after the nations' special places for more than 100 years. The income from gifts in wills is vital to ensure that this work continues for the future. Because when we take on a place, we agree to look after if forever.

  • Becketts Gin gives juniper bushes a helping hand

    Juniper is having a tough time, mainly because it doesn’t easily propagate. We're working with Beckett’s Gin, Natural England, and the Forestry Commission to take steps to reverse the decline of juniper on Box Hill.

  • Supporters spur on largest tree planting project

    A historic woodland felled for the war effort is being reinstated on the Slindon Estate. The project to restore an area the size of 105 football pitches makes it our largest tree planting project to date.

  • Calling all would-be heritage gardeners

    Eight of our major gardens are to spearhead our new partnership with the Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee (HBGTP) Programme, run by English Heritage, resulting in a closer working relationship to deliver UK heritage gardening skills training.

HS2 in the South East

Coombe Hill in Buckinghamshire could be affected by HS2

Coombe Hill in Buckinghamshire could be affected by HS2

The Government are developing a new national high speed rail network (HS2), and we need to do everything in our power to ensure the scheme is as good as possible. We are working with local authorities, parish councils, communities and HS2 Ltd for the best possible mitigation, to minimise impact both on our places and Aylesbury residents.

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