Every Country House Wedding Venue plays an important part in the history of the Country, through it's bricks and mortar, but also the land these gorgeous properties sit in. Since Country House owners were out exploring new lands, (and lets be honest, long before we were open for weddings!) their owners have been bringing rare and unusual specimens of trees back to be enjoyed and appreciate on home ground.... Here at Penton Park we are no different with an abundance of beautiful trees in our garden...
However, with beautiful trees comes the inevitable sadness of loosing some over the passage of time, and here at Penton Park we have reached a critical point where some of our most impressive specimens are reaching the end of their natural life.
Every year we now actively plant specimen trees in our garden, to ensure the regeneration of the land for future generations to enjoy. So we were overjoyed to see the Woodland Trust announce their 1 Million Trees campaign, which not only helps preserve the green environment it is also a great way to help the climate. We've always been proud of our Green Intiative and it's great to see when larger scale initiatives can have such a positive outcome.
Given that #everytreecounts we are proud to announce that this year alone we have planted 10 new trees, all of which have space to grown to the size of those in the pictures above and below.
Not only does this help ensure future generations see stunning specimens of mature trees, it is also a truly special way to commemerate a wedding here at Penton Park. Back in 2015 we were delighted to welcome Charlotte and Andy to plant a Lebanon Cedar to celebrate their wedding, this will eventually be there to replace the one you can see to the left of Charlotte, this planting marked the beginning of our lifetime commitment towards regenerating our beautiful estate trees.
We are therefore delighted to be welcoming back Jacky and Graham to plant a very special Judas Tree in the garden to celebrate their anniversary this Friday. Together we have contributed 50% of the cost of a mature specimen and we have also purchased a beautiful plaque to commemorate their planting. More pictures will follow on social media of the trees going in, and we are very grateful to our gardeners LD Gardens for digging the hole, and being with us on Friday to ensure the perfect compost mix!
If any of our couples would like to join in our planting programme then do email Danielle and we can let you know how to get involved.
In the meantime to everyone getting involved in the #everytreecounts campaign well done!
Thank you to the photographers whose photos have been featured, we love their work! Emma Moore Photography, Gyan Gurung Photography, Graham Warrellow, Helen Power Photography, Joanna Cleeve Photography, Julia Conway Photography, Kate Gary Photography, LaHu Studios, Lemontree Photography, Lydia Stamps Photography, Mia Photography, Peter Dyer Photography Ltd, Stylish Wedding Photography, Teresa C Photography, The Springles, This and That Photography.