Blenheim Palace
Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

As part of our environmental commitments we are proud that almost 6000 acres of the Estate are managed under of one of country's largest, most diverse Environmental Stewardship Agreements. The ten-year Agri-Environment agreement between Natural England and Blenheim Palace delivers a Higher Level of Stewardship focusing on biodiversity, enhancing and protecting the historic landscape, maintaining traditional field boundaries, promoting public access and protecting natural resources.

Specifically we have over 20 miles of hedging under environmental management, more than 10 miles of stone walls being protected, some 150 acres of arable land set aside specifically for farmland birds, to provide food and shelter through the winter, nearly 1700 acres of grassland managed with low input for wild flowers and 500 acres of historic park woodland being restored. The agreement has also allowed us to undertake a significant restoration program of historic features away from the Palace with features such as the Ice House and South Ha-ha protected for the next generation to enjoy.

Environmental Stewardship

As part of our environmental commitments we are proud that almost 6000 acres of the Estate are managed under of one of country's largest, most diverse Environmental Stewardship Agreements. The ten-year Agri-Environment agreement between Natural England and Blenheim Palace delivers a Higher Level of Stewardship focusing on biodiversity, enhancing and protecting the historic landscape, maintaining traditional field boundaries, promoting public access and protecting natural resources.

Specifically we have over 20 miles of hedging under environmental management, more than 10 miles of stone walls being protected, some 150 acres of arable land set aside specifically for farmland birds, to provide food and shelter through the winter, nearly 1700 acres of grassland managed with low input for wild flowers and 500 acres of historic park woodland being restored. The agreement has also allowed us to undertake a significant restoration program of historic features away from the Palace with features such as the Ice House and South Ha-ha protected for the next generation to enjoy.


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