Friday 20th October 2017
This event is now full and no further bookings are being taken
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.
Thursday 26th October 2017
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.
Saturday 9th December 2017
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’.
Thursday 28th June to Friday 29th June 2018
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.
Wednesday 1st November 2017
National School of Forestry, Ambleside
A conference which brings together international and UK experts on ash dieback
Tuesday 30th January 2018 to Thursday 1st February 2018
Two-day and one-day courses run by ATF experts