The Queen’s Green Canopy

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales recently unveiled a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands and 70 Ancient Trees that are dedicated to Her Majesty in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee. We are thrilled that two of Drumlanrig Castle’s beautiful trees are part of this truly special network, The Queen’s Green Canopy.

Castle amongst the trees
Two Ancient Trees

Ancient Trees

Each location chosen reflects a range of themes from conservation to Royal, history, children, education, literature/creative arts, science, communities, health and wellbeing. Each tree has its own story to tell. By sharing these stories, The Queen’s Green Canopy aims to raise awareness of these treasured habitats and the importance of conserving them for future generations. Drumlanrig’s two trees featured – the Drumlanrig Douglas and the Drumlanrig Sycamore – have stood here for hundreds of years. If only their branches could speak…

Ancient Woodland at our Sister Estate

Our sister estate, Dalkeith Country Park, near Edinburgh, is also featured in The Queen’s Green Canopy. The Old Oak Wood has stood for hundreds of years and is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest. You can take a walk through it today.

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