National Hedgerow Week

29th May 2021 – 6th June 2021 all-day UTC Timezone
Claire McCaffery-Clarke

First ever National Hedgerow Week

The past year has highlighted to many of us just how essential our local green spaces are, and hedgerows are an oft-overlooked natural treasure. They are wonderful wildlife habitats, provide uplifting greenery and can even help tackle climate change. But to thrive, they need our care and attention.

Join this nationwide celebration and get access to resources, inspiration and activities that we can all do to close the gaps in our urban and rural hedgerows. Save the date and stay tuned to find out how to get involved! The Close the Gap hedgerow programme is funded by the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund.

Close the Gap Programme

Close the Gap is a new programme focused on achieving bigger, healthier, better-connected hedgerows through planting and ‘gapping up’, gathering and sharing knowledge to improve hedgerow management, improving supplies of future hedgerow trees through local seed nurseries and by engaging the public with our important hedgerow heritage.

The project partners include The Tree Council, Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group, People’s Trust for Endangered Species, Moor Trees, University of Reading, Future Gardeners (Worshipful Company of Gardeners) and Hedgelink. This project is funded by the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund, which is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.

For more information on the Close the Gap programme and National Hedgerow Week, contact