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Cutting food miles wins award

Wed, 2014-06-04 14:54

The Ampersand catering team at the 300-acre estate won a prestigious Footprint Award last week for responsibly sourcing its ingredients. The winners’ plaque now takes pride of place on the counter of The Stables restaurant.

Catering Manager, Beverley Richardson, said it was gratifying that her team’s commitment had been rewarded. She said:

Commemorative tree planted at Wakehurst Place

Photo of bluebell wood at Wakehurst
Thu, 2014-05-08 13:10

Planted in Coates Wood, the field maple is a native British species that grows well at Wakehurst Place. It is one of 50 native tree species prioritised for conservation by the UK National Tree Seed Project, which recently secured a second year of funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The tree was planted by Clare Trivedi and Simon Kallow from the UK National Tree Seed Project team, who were joined by the chairman of the Arboricultural Association, Jago Keen.

Wakehurst car parking — your questions answered

Wakehurst Mansion and pond with spring border
Fri, 2014-03-14 17:16

Please note that parking is free for all day paying visitors to Wakehurst, for Friends of Wakehurst and for Friends of Kew.

We very much appreciate the support shown by visitors and National Trust members who have continued to visit Wakehurst during this period of change.