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Places

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James Pulham and Son revolutionised garden design in the Victorian era with an invention that brought Italian romance to England. Keri Jordan unearths the history of the Broxbourne company and a major project to preserve its legacy

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April 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

An ancient oasis of wildlife in industrial Potters Bar is thriving thanks to traditional woodland management by man and animal power. Countryside Management Service projects officer Brian Gillam explains

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April 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hospice to benefit from first Great British Proms and Classic Ibiza concerts to be held at Knebworth House

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Monday, April 10, 2017

A misty walk around Whitwell clears to reveal the promise of spring for Liz Hamilton of Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England

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April 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017

Hertfordshire is bursting with wildlife, history and beauty, and if you’re lucky you’ll find all three at once. In the west of the county lies such a place writes Herts and Middlesex Trust senior reserves officer Paul Thrush

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April 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017

Most people redecorate when they move home, but for one Brookmans Park couple things went a step or two further. Pat Bramley looks at how a traditional property was reimagined for the 21st century

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March 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017

Renowned for its snowdrops, there are other things stirring in the gardens at Benington Lordship. Philippa Pearson visits the new planting at the site on the remains of a Norman castle

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March 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017

An innovative project that lets children discover, learn and play in woodland has proved so successful it’s expanding to give more children access to the wild. Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust Forest Schools officer Becky Shenton explains

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March 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017

National Lottery funding will help transform an historic park in the centre of Bishop’s Stortford, writes Countryside Management Service projects officer Gregory Ault

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March 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Check out our guide to some of the prettiest, most quaint and all round best villages in Hertfordshire

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Holidays

Monday, April 25, 2016

Listed in the top 10 must-visit places for 2016 by The New York Times, Toronto looks set to take centre stage this year – and with a new Air Canada route from London Gatwick starting soon, there’s never been a better time to visit. Surrey Life editor Caroline Harrap discovers the highlights – in every sense of the word…

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

A cruise liner is perhaps the ultimate indulgence for a holiday and Cunard’s Queen Victoria is more floating palace than boat. Rebecca Underwood packed her ball-gowns and headed aboard

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Walks

Monday, April 10, 2017

A misty walk around Whitwell clears to reveal the promise of spring for Liz Hamilton of Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England

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April 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Liz Hamilton of Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England continues her journey following the river Lea, this time from Hertford to Broxbourne

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February 2017
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Liz Hamilton of Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England continues her inspiring route following the river Lea on the Lea Valley Walk

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Exploring Herts’ nature and history, getting fit and meeting like-minded people, all for free – sound good? There are more than 70 guided routes on offer in the Countryside Management Service May Walking Festival. Hertfordshire Year of Walking officer Rukia Augustine explains

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Wildlife

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

An ancient oasis of wildlife in industrial Potters Bar is thriving thanks to traditional woodland management by man and animal power. Countryside Management Service projects officer Brian Gillam explains

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April 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Europe’s biggest festival of rural life will be at Hatfield House this summer. Supported by Hertfordshire Life, The Game Fair is sports, shopping, food and drink arena displays, traditions and a touch of glamour

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March 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The impact of the carrier bags charge on environmental waste has shown how change is possible, and can be dramatic, with a small change in mindset. Liz Hamilton of the Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England looks at the results and where it could lead

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March 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017

The weather may still be cold and dreary but the start of lambing season is a sign that spring is on its way. Keri Jordan welcomes the woolly arrivals and looks at how the ancient art of shepherding is faring in the county

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March 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017

An innovative project that lets children discover, learn and play in woodland has proved so successful it’s expanding to give more children access to the wild. Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust Forest Schools officer Becky Shenton explains

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March 2017

Holidays

Monday, April 25, 2016

Listed in the top 10 must-visit places for 2016 by The New York Times, Toronto looks set to take centre stage this year – and with a new Air Canada route from London Gatwick starting soon, there’s never been a better time to visit. Surrey Life editor Caroline Harrap discovers the highlights – in every sense of the word…

Read more
Saturday, February 20, 2016

A cruise liner is perhaps the ultimate indulgence for a holiday and Cunard’s Queen Victoria is more floating palace than boat. Rebecca Underwood packed her ball-gowns and headed aboard

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