Shelterbelt Planting

Make a difference and get your hands dirty by volunteering to help us plant some trees!

We welcome every volunteer, however much time you can give and whatever your background.

In the coming years, we are planning to bring areas of our estate into production by establishing a market garden, fruit and nut orchards, an edible forest garden and a physic garden to showcase medicinal plants.

As part of establishing the first part of this plan, we need to establish a shelterbelt. Shelterbelts protect against the elements, preserve the soil, enable water conservation and are an effective refuge for wildlife.

We will be planting a mixture of native trees and shrubs supplied by the Woodland Trust that are great for wildlife and can be foraged by us – rowan, elder, hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, silver birch, hawthorn, rowan and oak.

How you can help

The planting will take place on the 6th March. Please arrive at reception at 11am and our estates team will let you know the plan of action. A lunch of hot soup and homemade bread will be provided, along with some warming drinks. The planting will finish at 3pm. Please wear clothing suitable for rain and mud!

To find out more information or book your place at this event, please email our Estates Manager at