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Mon, 11:01

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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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
Monday, February 20, 2017

Delphiniums look regal in any border. Philippa Pearson visits specialist nursery Home Farm Plants in Bovingdon to find out about growing these majestic perennials

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February 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017

How do a couple who own and run an historic wedding venue celebrate their own wedding? The answer is with inventiveness and an eye to perfection

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February 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Here are five picks for things to do in February in Hertfordshire

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February 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017

After much anticipation and a year’s building work, a new regional theatre for Herts opens its doors this month. It’s curtain up at Letchworth’s innovative Broadway

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February 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017

We may think of our winters as cold, but some species come to the UK at this season for the warm weather. Charlotte Hussey of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust spots the birds that call Herts their winter home

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January 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…

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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

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

Mon, 11:14

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

Read Full Story »
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
Monday, February 27, 2017

The remnants of an ancient riverside meadow in Hitchin are still providing key habitats for wildlife. Countryside Management Service projects officer Andrew Taylor outlines the four key sites and works to improve them

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February 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017

Getting amorous for Valentine’s? So is our wildlife. Charlotte Hussey of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust looks at courtship rituals among the county’s animals as they prepare for spring

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February 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…

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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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