Lullingstone Park is home to over 300 veteran oak, beech, ash, hornbeam and sweet chestnut trees – some thought to be 800 years old. This project aims to help protect, sustain and manage notable trees so they can flourish for years to come.

Immortalised in the inspired and visionary paintings and sketches of British artist, Samuel Palmer, almost 200 years ago, the ancient and notable trees of Lullingstone Park bring awe and joy to visitors of the precious Darent Valley.

Our project, Samuel Palmer’s Great Veterans of Lullingstone Park, aims to protect, sustain and manage these great veteran and notable trees. The goal is to ensure that they can flourish for many years to come, and continue to inspire residents and visitors alike.

Many of these magnificent trees, along with the wider landscape, are recognisable in Samuel Palmer’s paintings and sketches; they appear today just as they did nearly 200 years ago to Palmer. Art lovers can especially appreciate this direct and visible link with Samuel Palmer’s work.

 

  • Protecting, sustaining and managing veteran trees
  • Highlighting the cultural connection to our landscape
  • Ensuring longevity and connection for years to come

 

Best way to travel

Lullingstone Park and its veteran trees is part of Lullingstone Country Park, just south of Eynsford. The nearest train station is Eynsford (1.1miles, 1.8km). Alternatively, follow the brown tourist signs to the Country Park from the A225.

If you would like more information on our Samuel Palmer’s Great Veteran Trees of Lullingstone Park project, please contact darent.valley@kentdowns.org.uk

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