Posts Tagged ‘celebrations’

On Sunday 25th March the final tree is being planted at Heartwood Forest. Why not come along to the celebration of 10 years hard work that has gone into creating this wonderful forest? There will be various things going on including an exhibition to celebrate the creation of Heartwood and the opportunity to witness the planting of the final tree.



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If you fancy a day out at a different Woodland Trust site, why not head over to Tring Park on Sunday 5th July for a family festival?  There are all sorts of activities, from a bake-off to a dog show, horse-drawn carriage rides and storytelling.

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Please note that there is limited parking in the Hastoe Lane and Natural History Museum car parks, but there is plenty in the town and the event will be signed from the High Street.

Access via the main entrance is not suitable for wheelchairs and buggies as it involves steps to the bridge and a kissing gate.

For further information about the event, please contact tringpark@woodlandtrust.org.uk.

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It’s nearly that time again – are you coming to the Heartwood forest Summer Festival? Only just over a week to go now.

Heartwood Summer Festival Poster

Join us for the annual Heartwood Summer Festival – our outdoor celebration of trees and woodland – a day of fun for all the family.

It’s back and bigger than ever. With all the traditional woodland crafts, bodging, willow weaving, woodland art, bird box and bug hotels making and storytelling. New for this year are foraging workshops.

The farm animals will be here, with the addition of horses that you can meet and greet. The steel drums will also be making a return, as well as Morris dancing, and much more.

Enter the “Great Heartwood Bake Off”. The three adult categories are:

  • Victoria Sponge
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Savoury Quiche

Also this year there is a children’s category – 12 decorated cup cakes

All cakes must be in the judging marquee for 12 noon – judging will begin at 12.20pm.

Bring your Teddy Bear for the picnic dressed as a character from history – judging will begin at 12.15pm

Refreshments will be available to buy.

Hope to see you there!

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Heartwood has become a place to celebrate everything that we love about life. Our first community planting event of the season kicked off with a whole host of celebrations:


A couple celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary with their whole family

A local Buddhist temple sponsored a whole grove and enjoyed planting it up

And we even had a stag party come along to plant trees!

A group of young people celebrating Mitzvah Day by planting trees

And we’ve had an influx of students carrying out their Duke of Edinburgh Award at Heartwood which we’re delighted we can help with

We’ll be doing it all again on 16th December, this time celebrating Christmas and hoping for a visit from Father Christmas! Hope you can make it.

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