Help plant 17,000 trees at Panshanger Park to create a lasting memoriam to Queen Elizabeth II
The plans have been inspired by the historic design of the Grade II* listed park and will restore woodland areas and parkland in the Northern part of the park which is currently used for farming.
To develop the design we have worked closely with our partners from Hertfordshire County Council, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust and Maydencroft with additional advice sought from Historic England, Natural England, and Hertfordshire Gardens Trust.
The planting of the new woodland is being supported by a grant from the Forestry Commission through the England Woodland Creation Offer scheme.
Want to get involved? See our list of all the events taking place at Pangshanger Park.
A Rich Royal History
The famous Panshanger Great Oak, which legend suggests was planted by Queen Elizabeth 1, was visited by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert when they stayed at Panshanger House in 1841. Prince Albert planted a tree grown from an acorn from the Great Oak at Speech House in the Forest of Dean. Our current Queen, Queen Elizabeth II, has since planted another tree at Speech House using an acorn from Prince Albert’s oak. We are planning to collect acorns from the Great Oak to grow new saplings that will be planted in the new woodland over the coming years.