Meet the maker: Hertswood

Hertswood is Jonah Maddox, some sharp tools, some cut hands, and a small shed in Berkhamsted, Herts. Come to the visitor centre to meet him and see his creations.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Fascinated by the lives of trees and the tales they harbour, Hertswood creates wooden items for everyday use with a story at its heart. All Hertswood timber is sourced from Ashridge Estate, either the timber yard or the woodland floor. Each beautiful handcrafted piece comes complete with an information card detailing the history of the tree from which it was made.

Allergy Advice: Products are finished with Walnut Oil.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Ashridge Estate


Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £2.50
Child N/A £1.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Visitor centre and estate free. Donations welcome.

The basics

Children welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Visitor centre
The visitor centre is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
8 December 2019 14:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre
Call 01442 851227

Upcoming events

Haunted Ashridge trail and craft

Thu 24 Oct 2019
Things are getting spooky at Ashridge. Meet some of the ghosts of people who've lived here in years gone by on our trail before making your own Halloween craft to take home.

Deer rut walks - sold out

Fri 25 Oct 2019
Join our rangers for an early morning walk to search for fallow deer. They'll take you to some of the best spots to try and see this seasonal spectacle.

Watercolour workshops - sold out

Sat 02 Nov 2019
Join local artist Liz Rogers to create your own watercolour painting of Ashridge at one of the most beautiful times of year.

Meet the maker: Chiltern Candle Co.

Sun 10 Nov 2019
Come along to the Ashridge visitor centre to meet Trish from the Chiltern Candle Co. Find out about how they make these beautifully scented creations inspired by the local landscape.

Meet the maker: The Bluebell Wood

Sun 17 Nov 2019
Local author Kelly Wright from Berkhamsted will be coming to the visitor centre to talk about her book 'The Bluebell Wood' inspired by her childhood visits to Ashridge.

Meet the maker: The Butterfly Collection

Sun 24 Nov 2019
Come to the visitor centre to meet Rikki Harrington, author of 'The Butterfly Collection'. Filled with poems about every British butterfly, it makes a great read for any nature-lover.