Give something back this Christmas by planting trees at Coombe for National Tree Week

Coombe Country Park plans to launch National Tree Week, which runs from 23 November to 1 December, with some tree planting in the historic Deer Park.

Visitors are invited to grab their wellies and woollies and get the whole family involved by joining the team at Coombe at the Visitor Centre at 10am on Saturday 23 November to plant trees. Hot drinks and mince pies will be provided.

Lots of volunteers will be needed to plant the native oaks and limes with the team at Coombe as part of their on-going efforts to restore the historic landscape to its 18th century design by Lancelot “Capability” Brown.

Capability Brown, the renowned English landscape gardener, was employed by the Craven Family at Coombe Abbey to landscape the parkland in the estate and his tree-lined avenues are just one of his landmark features that the park are endeavouring to restore.

Cllr Abdul Khan, Cabinet Member for Energy and Environment, encouraged people to join in with the tree planting. He said: “Coombe Abbey Country Park is a much loved attraction that is enjoyed by people from all over the city. It would be fantastic if a great number of those visitors came and gave something back by helping with the planting of the trees, so that many more people can enjoy the beauty of the park for generations to come.

Call the Visitor Centre on 02476 453720 or email to register your interest and allow work to be planned accordingly.

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