Date – 1 July 2017
Time – 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Where – Heartwood Forest, Sandridge, St Albans, AL4 9DQ. View Map

Cost: Guided tour: Members £8.00, non-members £10.00 plus lunch
Contact: southeast@horticulture.org.uk
Book by: Friday 16 June 2017

Come and join the committee for this year’s ABM at the beautiful Heartwood Forest in the village of Sandridge on the outskirts of St Albans, Hertfordshire.

The Woodland Trust’s project, started in 2009, aims to protect several pockets of ancient woodland by linking them together with new planting to become England’s largest new forest.

The forest manager and Regional Development Officer will give us an insight into how they are successfully developing and managing the woodlands, volunteers and the public! The talk and tour will be followed by the ABM and lunch at the Rose and Crown, Sandridge. The pub lunch may need to be pre-booked depending on numbers.

The historic town of St Albans is only 4 miles away, with its Tudor buildings, ancient cathedral and Roman Verulamium with hypocaust, amphitheatre and museum, Saturday market, shops and restaurants, so make a day of it!

Directions: 7 miles from J21a of M25, J6 of M1. On leaving the motorway take the A405 towards St Albans. At the roundabout take the first exit (Watford Road) and go through Chiswell Green. Carry straight until you’ve gone through the town centre. After passing the Seventh Day Adventist church on the left take the right fork at the Devdas restaurant. Carry on for a couple of miles, then straight on at the King William pub to Sandridge on B651. Pass through the village and the car park for Heartwood is signposted on the left. The nearest useful postcode is AL4 9DQ (Tara’s Retreat), and the car park is 100 yards beyond that, on the left.

Meet in the car park for a 10.30am start.

Pick up from St Albans mainline station (not St Albans Abbey), available, so please ask.