Local Heroes to be Recognised With Avenue of Trees at Blenheim Celebrating Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

May 25 2022

Blenheim is inviting people to nominate their local heroes to be recognised in an avenue of trees being created to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The avenue will feature a total of 140 native sweet chestnut and rowan trees, and 70 of them will be planted in honour of individuals who have had a positive impact on their local communities.

The successful nominees will also have their names displayed on a board beside the Jubilee Avenue which will be planted along the entry road from Gorrel Doors into the heart of the Park, to the north west of the Column of Victory.

“The Queen’s Jubilee is a momentous occasion and we wanted to create something that will eventually become part of Blenheim’s history to celebrate,” said Rachel Furness-Smith, Head of Estates.

“We also felt it was important it should be directly linked to our communities and recognise the amazing things being done every day by unsung local heroes to help improve other people’s lives.

“The Avenue will become a place to re-visit and watch grow over the years and will stand as a lasting legacy to those amazing individuals who are too often overlooked.

“We’re asking people to get in touch to nominate their own local hero to have a tree planted in their name,” she added.

There will be 70 trees available for local heroes to be nominated and, once nominations are in, the successful nominees will be selected by members of Blenheim’s senior leadership team.

The avenue of trees will then be planted later this year by Blenheim’s own rural team.

• To nominate your local hero visit www.blenheimestate.com/land/nominate-local-hero/

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Issued on behalf of Blenheim Estate. For more information please contact Rachel Leach at rleach@blenheimestate.com or Ollie Young at ollie@flamingo-marketing.co.uk

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