Wrest Park restoration project

The gardens at Wrest Park

British Hardwood Tree Nursery has won a contract to supply English Heritage with over 22,000 trees and plant protection accessories for a restoration project in Bedfordshire.

The project, to restore the Old Park at Wrest Park and to revive one of Britain's largest and most important 'secret gardens’, requires thousands of mixed native trees including English Oak, Field Maple and Hornbeam.

Restoration of Wrest Park began in 2010 and as part of the project, an historic gardens apprenticeship scheme is giving eight novice gardeners the opportunity to be involved in the restoration whilst gaining valuable skills and qualifications.  It is hoped that, once complete, this 90-acre historic landscape and French-style mansion will take its rightful place amongst the country's great garden attractions.

For more information, visit English Heritage/Wrest Park.