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Friday 20th October 2017

ATF Wessex visit to Longleat

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Join the Wessex ATF group for a rare opportunity to walk round the old deer park – not usually open to the public.

Longleat hosts many ancient and veteran trees from the medieval period, survivors of the ancient Selwood Forest which bordered the estate.

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Thursday 26th October 2017

ATF London visit to Kensington Gardens

Keith Alexander

Kensington Gardens

The inaugural London ATF field meeting will take place at Kensington Gardens, one of London’s eight Royal Parks which has more than 10,000,000 visitors per year.

Historically, Kensington Gardens was part of Hyde Park as one of Henry VIII’s hunting grounds. Later, in the 18th Century, Queen Caroline, the wife of King George II took 300 acres from Hyde Park and employed garden designer Charles Bridgeman to created a more formal design which the gardens are still based upon today.

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Saturday 9th December 2017

ATF East Anglia visit to Blickling Estate

Reg Harris

Blicking Estate

The East Anglia group’s last event of the year will be led by Tom Williamson – Professor of Landscape History at the University of East Anglia, and Stuart Banks, countryside manager for the National Trust

The visit will explore the story of the estate over 1000 years, and how, with its hedges and narrow tree lined lanes, little has changed over the centuries, and it is quintessentially ‘Norfolk’.

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Thursday 28th June to Friday 29th June 2018

ATF Summer Conference 2018

David Lovelace

Views from Kentchurch

The ATF’s summer conference 2018 is set to be based in Herefordshire. Details are not yet available, but afternoon field trips are likely to include a visit to Kentchurch Court.

Further details will be available in due course, and bookings will open in early 2018.

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