It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. We extend our deepest sympathies to Her Majesty The Queen and all members of the Royal Family.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was the Ranger of the Great Park for nearly 70 years and during this time his impact on one of the most recognised landscapes in the world has been immense. He has provided guidance and insight to our team to help them manage the Great Park and the wider estate, from the farms to the wildlife to the ancient woodlands, ensuring it can continue to offer a rich sanctuary for all, for generations to come. We will miss him greatly and there is no doubt that his influence will continue to be seen in our work across the Great Park.
His Royal Highness’s commitment to protecting the Great Park for the long-term can be best summed up in his own words: “The management of land is a very long-term business and the best results can only be achieved if there is confidence and continuity. We are enjoying the gardens and avenues and amenities planted by previous generations and it is because I feel myself to be a temporary custodian that I am planting for future generations.”
A progressive independent commercial business, created by Act of Parliament. Our portfolio includes the whole of Regent Street and much of St James’s in London’s West End, prime regional shopping centres, Windsor Great Park, rural land and coastline, and the UK’s seabed.
Our volunteers provide us with valuable support in the management of Windsor Great Park and Swinley Forest.
There are a diverse range of volunteering opportunities within Windsor Great Park and Swinley Forest. Our Crown Estate team have recently helped with clearance work at the Royal School, and have assisted the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, and Marie Curie Cancer Care, in planting 5,000 daffodil bulbs in Osgood Park.
We currently work with the following organisations. Please contact them if you are interested in volunteering at Windsor Great Park.
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
Volunteer projects with the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust include helping with our veteran tree programme and our special grasslands.
Volunteering is a great way to help develop team spirit, while giving something back to the community. So if you and a group of colleagues would be interested in spending a day of teambuilding at Windsor Great Park, email [email protected] with the subject line “Corporate Volunteering Opportunities”.