Heartwood Forest appeal

Help us create the largest new native forest in England.

Heartwood Forest is a vast new landscape that’s still in the making – with lots to offer now and much, much more to come. Only three miles north of St Albans and 20 miles from Central London, it’s a place to escape to without going far.

But to create and maintain this fantastic free, natural space takes money. With your help we can continue to transform a site with little value for wildlife, into beautiful broadleaved woodland, a natural resource which can support more species than any other land habitat.

Mary pearce

Mary and John Pearce

Trees in memory of Mary

Thank you to all our supporters, people such as John Pearce and his family who donated the money for 33 trees in Heartwood, in memory of his beloved wife Mary because, “they had enjoyed walking in the old Langley Wood over many years, enjoying the bluebells in the spring.”

Be part of something that will enrich people’s lives, now and in the future

It will take around £200,000 a year to maintain Heartwood Forest. That may sound a lot, but it means this amazing place will remain free and welcoming to everyone and provide a protected home for wildlife.

Help us create, protect and nurture the largest woodland in England forever...

Check out the new Heartwood Forest website

Discover walking trails, wildlife spotting, family activities and learn about the history of one of our most popular woods

Explore Heartwood