We are excited that the trust was recently successful in gaining planning permission to reinstate Lutyens and Jekyll's avenue of twenty Holm oak trees on the west side of the formal garden. The trust has also acquired vacant possession of the land, enabling the avenue to be replanted as originally designed in 1904.
As part of the continuing restoration of the estate, twenty Holm Oak trees (Quercus ilex) will be planted in winter 2023 to fully restore this lost treasure. This exciting new feature of the garden will play an important role in replacing a number of ash trees that have been lost due to ash dieback.
Tree planting can make a wonderful gift as well as a special memorial. We invite you to purchase one of only twenty trees to mark an occasion, remember a loved one, or simply to support the restoration and wildlife.
You may attend the planting, even help if you wish, and a permanent record of all contributors will be available. A record of the donation and dedication will be recorded in the Book of Remembrance held in the entrance of Hestercombe House.
If this is of interest, please contact us or donate through the links below.