Vote for our Tree Canopy Project!


Despite the downsides of Coronavirus, many people have discovered a new appreciation of the great outdoors. As well as offering a change of scenery, spending time outside can boost our immune systems, lower blood pressure and provide a host of other physical and mental health benefits.

Walton Charity has a legacy of providing land for local community use and our new Tree Canopy Project is a great opportunity for local people and community groups to get outside and get involved in nature.

The project, to be located in our woodlands at Home Farm, Walton-on-Thames, will offer:

  • an outdoor space for the local community to enjoy, to learn more about growing and maintaining woodlands, and/or to create natural artwork.

  • a new Community Allotment site for local charities to run their own small-scale therapeutic gardening schemes.

  • a base for a Tree Warden scheme (the first in Elmbridge!) where volunteers can learn about planting and caring for trees and working with the local authority to help look after our precious street trees.

But we need your help to make it happen! To support our application for funding through Surrey County Council’s Your Surrey Fund, just click on the link below:

If you have an interest in trees and want to get more involved in starting up a local tree-planting project, please get in touch with our Land & Estates Manager,

Janette ButlerComment