May Bank Holiday Annual Bluebell Open Weekend at Deer Wood, Loddiswell

A Woodland Well-Being Special Event 4th & 5th May 10.30am – 5.50pm

For just two days this May, you can walk alongside magnificent swathes of bluebells at the peaceful haven of Deer Wood, Loddiswell. Set amongst stunning native woodland this vast display of blue is now considered an annual event that nature lovers and locals never want to miss.

For 2024, the founders, Lisa Pugh and...

Volunteers planting thousands more trees through Emergency Tree Fund

More than 9,000 trees are being planted at County Farms owned by Devon County Council this winter as part of the ongoing Emergency Tree Fund planting.

One of the biggest planting sites is at Bulleigh Elms Farm, near Newton Abbot, where volunteers are currently helping to plant 3,250 trees, co-ordinated by local not-for-profit social enterprise ParkLife South West .

They are...

Meet T-Rex and join families planting trees for the planet

Help plant trees for nature and to make our neighbourhoods green, as a climate-friendly force for good. You can meet a 4-metre high T-Rex called Rexy too!

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has joined forces with Clyst Valley farmer, Henry Gent, to create a new woodland.

On Saturday 11th February, everyone is invited to help plant a variety of trees and shrubs just east of Minerva...

Joe Webster - Sycamore, Yew, Bluebells

Exhibition by Joe Webster - Amongst the Bluebells

Mankind's relationship with the natural world is brought into focus with a beautiful and subtle depiction of the local Devon landscape, ultimately sounding a celebration of life.

Joe Webster's 2022 bluebell paintings are both a continuation of his two decades of experience and observation in nature while also marking an evolution in his unique landscape-graffiti style.

This beautiful collection uses dramatic tonal and colour harmonies presenting shades of black alongside bold, vibrant shades of indigo and lime green. Joe's use of graffiti...

Free training courses to tackle farming and woodland management skills shortages launched in the South West

Technology, and its role in supporting a more sustainable future, is becoming increasingly important across all sectors, including Farming and Woodland Management.

Train4Tomorrow is a government funded programme supporting adults in the South West to develop the in-demand skills required by industry through free training.

In January, Duchy College in Cornwall and Bicton...

New partnership for local woodland

Holyford Woods Local Nature Reserve is now being managed by East Devon District Council’s Countryside Team in partnership with Axe Vale & District Conservation Society (AVDCS), following the dissolution of the long-standing Holyford Woodland Trust.

Holyford Woodland Trust (HWT) was formed in 2001 when South West Water put the wooded valley up for sale and the cost of purchase to...

Trees in Trust

National Tree Week - from 23rd November to 1st December – is the UK's largest annual tree celebration, and marks the start of the winter tree planting season. One locally-based conservation charity is using the occasion to shine a spotlight on some of the many trees in its care.

Wild Planet Trust is the conservation charity behind Paignton Zoo. The zoo is more famous for animals...

Lottery funds for Plymouth woodland community and conservation project

Communities across Plymouth will get an insight into the hidden delights lurking in local woodland thanks to a two-year initiative led by Plymouth University.

The Plymouth Woodland Project aims to create fun and informative ways to engage people of all ages with the wooded areas across the city, encouraging them to learn about their importance and the role they play in the wider...