The first ever National Hedgerow Week!
The inaugural National Hedgerow Week (29 May to 6 June 2021), led by The Tree Council and partners, sparked a UK-wide conversation about (and with!) these quietly remarkable features of our urban and rural landscapes.
People, communities and businesses got involved in National Hedgerow Week in lots of different ways:
- They signed up to receive the Talk to the Hedge guide to learn how to chat with their local hedgerow.
- Over 1,000 people and counting enjoyed a series of free HedgeTalks, which invited a diverse cast of hedge enthusiasts to discuss the art, science and cultural value of hedgerows. You can watch the HedgeTalk recordings in your own time on the National Hedgerow Week website.
- Sharing photos of themselves out enjoying their local hedges using #TalkToTheHedge, helping to spark a hedgy conversation online that reached a potential 3 million timelines.
Thank you to BBC Gardener’s Question Time, the Times, My Green Pod and many more for helping to spread the word about the campaign, and special thanks to the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund for supporting this initiative.
Next year’s National Hedgerow Week will take place September 2022.
For more information visit the National Hedgerow Week website.