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  • Hughenden horse-chestnut tree is UK’s largest

    A 300 year old tree in the grounds of Hughenden, Disraeli’s former home, has been declared a champion tree as the largest recorded horse-chestnut in the UK.

  • 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.

  • Mr. Turner – an exhibition

    Inspired by Mike Leigh’s film of JMW Turner, this exhibition features over 30 works of art on loan from major collections. Highlights include rarely seen portraits of the artist, iconic Turner oil paintings such as The New Moon (Tate) and Calais Sands (Bury Art Museum), and outstanding examples of his watercolours of the British and European landscape.

  • Mottisfont unveils Light-works photography

    Banish the darkness of winter by stepping into the light, with Mottisfont’s first exhibition of its 2015 arts season. Light-works: Contemporary Photography introduces an international selection of accomplished artists whose works focus on the effects of light, using unusual techniques to get breathtaking results.

  • Outdoor art installation for Nymans

    Both a light installation by night and a sculpture installation by day, French company Lola Muance, create luminescent sculptures from a variety of materials. Wander and wonder at their latest creation in the garden at Nymans as they transform the garden with colour and light.

  • 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.

  • Conservation work underway at Oakhurst Cottage

    We're investing £25,000 this winter in repairs to Oakhurst Cottage in Hambledon. This charming cottage in the heart of the Surrey village is the smallest and most humble National Trust property in the county, dating from the late 16th century.

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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