In Memoriam: purchase a tree for a loved one in Dunorlan Park, Kent

Dedicating a tree in memory of a loved one, is a wonderful way to celebrate a life and support our charity at the same time. We are very fortunate to have the support of Sodexo Horticultural Services, who have donated 175 native deciduous trees which have been planted in Dunloran Park, Kent, and will be cared for by Sodexo. You can purchase one of these trees In Memoriam or in your own name, for £20.  Your name or the name of your loved one will be added to a commemorative plaque in the park.

100% of the £20 being donated goes to the charity to help horticulturists in need. Simply click on this link to purchase

News from March 2014

Directors and senior managers from Sodexo Horticultural Services, spent the day in Dunorlan Park in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, on Wednesday 19 March, planting 175 trees to mark the 175th anniversary of horticulture charity Perennial.

The trees – a mixture of native deciduous trees – have been donated by Sodexo, which is contracted to care for Dunorlan Park by Tunbridge Wells Council, but anyone can purchase one and have their name added to the commemorative plaque in the park. Trees cost £20 each and are being sold via the Perennial website with 100% of the price being donated to the charity to help horticulturists in need.

Nigel Payne, Operations Director for Sodexo Horticultural Services, said,

“We had a fantastic turn out for the Perennial Woodland Garden planting yesterday and we are all proud to be supporting the work of a unique UK charity by giving something back to the community in Tunbridge Wells. Perennial plays an important role in supporting those who look after the UK’s green municipal spaces, as well as all those working in or retired from horticulture, so it seems fitting that we should enhance this wonderful park with a new Woodland Garden for visitors to enjoy for years to come.”

Perennial’s President, Alan Titchmarsh, has welcomed the initiative saying,

“We are looking to our colleagues across the horticulture industry this year to support the work of our great charity with fundraising challenges, pledges and donations. The Dunorlan Park Woodland Garden, supported by Sodexo Horticultural Services, is a wonderful way to raise money for Perennial while further greening the environment for future generations.”

If you would like to see your name added to the commemorative plaque in Dunorlan Park, click here to purchase a tree. To keep up to date with the latest news, follow Perennial on Twitter and like Perennial on Facebook.