1. Why are we planting Elizabeth’s Wood?
Notgrove is a 1,500 acre private estate in the heart of the Cotswolds, run by Harry and Diana Acland. They are passionate about the environment and preserving the countryside and nature. Your tree is being planted to create a wood to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to support her Green Canopy initiative. On a Historical note, the estate also has Coronation Wood planted and named after Queen Victoria’s coronation in 1838.
2.Which type of trees do we plant?
The Cotswolds is a rich tapestry of indigenous trees which includes 15 types of trees including beech, oak, sycamore, alder, birch, lime, hazel and crab apple.
3. Can I choose my tree?
Your tree will be part of a new 3 hectare wood of approximately 3500 trees and the trees are already planted. If you want to put up a plaque by an individual tree to commemorate an event or person you have permission to do so but your plaque must meet our requirements. See below regarding dedication plaques.
4. Can I visit my tree?
Elizabeth’s Wood will be open to sponsors and their guests to visit within daylight hours every day of the year.
5. Are dedication plaques allowed?
Elizabeth’s Wood has been laid out so you can enjoy walking around it. You can put in a dedication plaque at the base of the tree. Plaques must be made of wood on a short wooden stake so they can be put into the ground by the tree and be no bigger than 20 cm heigh x 15 cm wide (plus a short the stake no more than 15 cm long) with just words engraved on it but no pictures or photos. Your sponsorship number must be on the back of the plaque.
6. Can I scatter ashes in the wood or plant flowers?
As the trees have already been planted and due to the legality of scattering ashes, sadly we are unable to permit ashes to be scatter either by the trees or anywhere in the wood. We also want the wood to stay as natural as possible and support the wildlife so you won’t be able to leave any photos, toys, poems, cut flowers or mementos around the trees or wood either.
7. Can I plant my tree?
All the saplings were planted in spring 2022 by Charlton Abbots Forestry when they arrived to coincide with the correct time of year for tree planting.
8. How do I receive my tree certificate?
Once you have paid for your tree, we will email you with confirmation and ask which name you would like on the certificate. Once you have confirmed the name back to us, we will create the certificate and email it to you.
9. How much does it cost to sponsor a tree and what do I get for my donation?
It costs £20 a year to sponsor a tree which also includes:
- Access to Elizabeth’s Wood to visit your tree
- A personalized certificate
- 5% discount on any bookings made with Notgrove Holidays www.notgroveholidays.com
- Access to all the permissive footpaths round the 1,500 acre Notgrove estate
- Permission to add your own wooden plaque at the base of the tree for the duration of the sponsorship
10. How do I pay for my tree?
You can make your purchase of your sponsored tree online via our website. Please note we are not able to accept American Express cards.
Alternatively, you can email the administrator at email@example.com
11. What happens if my tree doesn’t grow?
If the tree is under two years old, your tree will be replanted. Thereafter, we will allocate you a new tree.
12. What is the location of Elizabeth’s Wood?
To locate Ellizabeth’s Wood please use the What3Words app via google maps. The site code is:
13. Are There Any Facilities at Notgrove – accommodation, toilets, catering and parking?
Elizabeth’s Wood is located within easy walking distance of the Nuttery Café which is in the middle of Notgrove village and is open most days for brunch, lunch and tea. On Fridays and Saturdays they also serve dinner in the evening. Sundays they serve a roast Sunday lunch. They also have toilet facilities you are able to use for the price of a cup of tea or coffee.
If you are coming from afar, then you will be able to use your 5% discount and book a luxury Barn, glamping Pod or Safari Tent at Notgrove Holidays www.notgroveholidays.com. The Barns and Tents are also dog friendly. Unfortunately, during the first few years of a trees life they are very delicate, so we ask that dogs are kept on a lead at all times, and that you pick up their poo when visiting Elizabeth’s Wood. Thank you.
14. Who do I speak to for more information or to make a complaint?
If you contact the administrator for Elizabeth’s Wood on 01451 850239 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be able to help with any questions or queries you may have.