Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting

07 March 2022

It was our great pleasure to welcome the Malverns District Scouts to plant a lime tree at Eastnor Deer Park yesterday to contribute to the Queen’s Green Canopy project, marking Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee later this year.

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

Everyone from individuals to Scout and Girlguiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and corporates are encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees during the official planting season between October and March. Tree planting will commence again in October 2022 and run through to March 2023.

With a focus on planting sustainably, the project will encourage planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations. 

Eastnor Deer Park has a long and proud history of scouting groups planting trees. Three oaks were planted in 1937 at the Scout Jamboree held in the Deer Park; this jamboree was held at the invitation of Lord Somers, then deputy Chief scout and owner of the Eastnor estate, and was attended by Lord Baden-Powell. For the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977, a Camp was held in the Deer Park for all Scouts in the Malverns District and a 4th Oak tree was planted.

James and Lucy Hervey-Bathurst attended the tree planting this morning alongside Pauline Richardson, District Chair of Malvern Scouts, and Nat Hone, a Deputy Lieutenant of Herefordshire.

James Hervey-Bathurst, who is the Hereford Chairman of the Green Canopy Campaign, said “We were delighted to welcome the Scouts on Sunday. My grandfather succeeded Lord Baden-Powell as Chief Scout in 1940 so we have a long tradition with the Scouting community which we hope will continue into the future”.

We look forward to seeing the new lime tree grow as it settles into its Eastnor home!