It is our duty to help preserve this historical monument by protecting the environment in which it is set. As a responsible business we want to extend our duties globally towards the environment and society. The team at Blenheim Palace is already committed to reducing our environmental impact and to working in a sustainable way.
We want to raise awareness of these responsibilities, and we ask our suppliers and visitors to join us in these efforts.
We are proud that almost 6,000 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 ourselves and Natural England 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.
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. We also have 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 program of restoration for some of the historic structures located at some distance from the Palace itself, resulting in features such as the Ice House and South Ha-Ha being protected for the next generation to enjoy.
Blenheim Palace is fully committed to sustaining, growing and sharing the precious resources of the Estate, the Park and the Palace.
Here’s what we are doing to achieve our goals:
As part of our commitment to sustainability, Blenheim aims to reduce our impact on the environment, stimulate the local economy and support local communities through all our activities. You can view our Sustainability Policy and Local Sourcing Policy for further details.
If you wish to do your own bit for the environment, you will find a wealth of information to help you conserve energy here.
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