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5 Way Challenge

Join our Virtual Challenge Take part in our first virtual fundraising event to help raise money for Lindengate. Set yourself a challenge based on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing - you’ll be making a difference to your own wellbeing whilst supporting Lindengate. It’s Mental Health Awareness Week 10th – 16th May and this year’s theme is nature, so if you [...]

5 Way Challenge2021-04-14T12:12:44+01:00

Tree of the Week – Amelanchier

Snowy mespilus or June Berry (Amelanchier) Amelanchier lamarckii  tree is known for its stunning Spring blooms and lovely Autumn colour. These are small deciduous trees or shrubs with showy white flowers in early Spring, red to purple fruits and often good autumn colour. A small tree of open habit, with bronze-tinged young leaves turning orange and red in autumn. White [...]

Tree of the Week – Amelanchier2021-04-13T13:19:47+01:00

Wildflower of the Week – Red Dead Nettle

Red Dead Nettle - Lamium purpureum does not sting.  It displays dense clusters of pinky-red flowers in whorls around its stem and can be found on disturbed ground, in our gravel paths and flower beds.   Red dead-nettle is a common plant that likes ot grow anywhere the grown has been disturbed or cultivated.  It grows to 30cm tall and doesnt' [...]

Wildflower of the Week – Red Dead Nettle2021-04-07T16:33:51+01:00

Tree of the Week – Blackthorn

Blackthorn (Sloe) - Prunus spinosa - early to blossom, blackthorn trees have clouds of snow-white flowers in early Spring.  They're best known for their rich, inky, dark fruits.     Spiny and densely branched, mature trees can grow to a height of around 6-7m and live for up to 100 years.  The dark brown bark is smooth. The leaves are slightly wrinkled, [...]

Tree of the Week – Blackthorn2021-04-07T17:06:35+01:00

Easter Pancake Bunnies

Why not get together with the kids and let their creativity take over this Easter and create some healthy Easter Bunny pancakes.

Easter Pancake Bunnies2021-03-23T13:10:41+00:00

Try Something New – Wild Garlic

Have you ever tried wild garlic? Often found in ancient and mature woodland, wild garlic can be hard to miss. You might notice the smell first and then, perhaps among the bluebells, you might see a carpet of broad leaved plants on the forest floor. The leaves are best picked when young and fresh (before it flowers) and are perfect [...]

Try Something New – Wild Garlic2021-03-23T13:06:42+00:00

Bucks Women in Charity Awards

We are very proud to announce that Charlie Powell, our Co-Founder and General Manager received a Highly Commended Award in the Outstanding Leadership in the Charity Sector category of the Community Impact Bucks Awards, celebrating International Women's Day today.  

Bucks Women in Charity Awards2021-03-08T16:33:15+00:00

Making Eco-Friendly Plant Pots

Biodegradable plant pots made from old newspaper are a cheap and enjoyable way to make plant pots to start off your spring seedlings. You could even make some to give to a friend. You can find a clear, step by step guide on how to make these over at BBC Gardeners World - Making Paper Plant Pots [...]

Making Eco-Friendly Plant Pots2021-03-04T14:43:59+00:00

Listen out for Birdsong

As Spring gets underway you may be aware of more and more birdsong outside. This great Bird Song Identifier from The Woodland Trust will help you identify which garden birds you can hear.

Listen out for Birdsong2021-03-04T14:41:07+00:00

Virtual Tour Around Tring Park

Whenever you’re not able to get out and about, for whatever reason, why not simply enjoy a virtual tour of nearby Tring Park from the comfort of your own home? It’s a great way to improve your wellbeing as you can still takenotice of nature while you stay indoors.  Tring Park - Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour Around Tring Park2021-02-18T11:30:32+00:00
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