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January 20, 2018

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Friday, January 19, 2018

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show champions the immense power of plants -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Gardeners of the Year 2018 competition launches -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gristwood and Toms champions international accreditation programme -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens -

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Landscaping companies announced for APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 -

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Butter Wakefield to design Gaze Burvill garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Epping Forest celebrates 800th anniversary of Forest Charter

On 6 November, Epping Forest and the City of London Corporation, which manages the ancient woodland, will be celebrating the 800th anniversary of the UK’s 1217 Forest Charter – the sister statute to the Magna Carta – which re-established and protected the rights of ordinary people to make a living from common land.

Philip Woodhouse, chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Epping Forest Committee, said: “The Charter continues to have far reaching consequences nationally, even to this day. By restoring the legitimacy of the forests, the Forest Charter, which was a part of UK legislation until 1971, has left us with an extraordinary legacy of ancient trees and landscapes, including Epping Forest.”

The Charter laid the foundation for the 1878 Epping Forest Act, one of the first pieces of UK conservation legislation which saved the Forest from development and paved the way for the establishment of the National Trust. At the passing of the Act in 1878, Epping Forest ceased to be a Royal Forest and was placed in the care of the City of London Corporation which acts as its Conservators.

The City of London Corporation now manages over 11,000 acres of green space across London and south east England, including Epping Forest, Hampstead Heath and Burnham Beeches, with many of its sites designated National nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest for their unique ecology and rare plant species.

Epping Forest is London and Essex’s largest open space, attracting nearly five million visits a year.

Photo credit: Marion Sidebottom

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