Our journey to Net Zero
Home Farm Glamping Blog
by Alice Darby
2M ago
Focussing on nature in 2024 The Aldenham Estate (where Home Farm Glamping sits), is working with experts from Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust to implement an ambitious Environment Management Plan designed to increase biodiversity across the Estate and help address the devastating findings of the Hertfordshire State of Nature report that was published in 2020. So far we have planted nearly 3,000 trees, restored hedgerows, reinstated 6 ghost ponds, removed swathes of non-native plants from our woodlands and installed nesting boxes for a wide range of bats songbirds and owls, with the help ..read more
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The Benefits Of Outdoor Team Building Activities
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by Home Farm Glamping
5M ago
In a world defined by the hustle and bustle of daily life, where technology intertwines with our every moment, there exists a timeless sanctuary awaiting our re-discovery: the great outdoors. As the professional landscape evolves and working from home becomes the norm, the allure of outdoor team building activities is gaining unprecedented traction, offering a refreshing departure from the confines of office walls and focusing on work well being. Nestled within the heart of the green belt lies an oasis that beckons, inviting corporate teams into a world of immersive experiences and transforma ..read more
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What we're working towards at Home Farm Glamping
Home Farm Glamping Blog
by Alice Darby
8M ago
Home Farm Glamping is a boutique glamping site, nestled into Hertfordshire's greenbelt. Despite being just 13 miles from Marble Arch, guests are surprised to arrive at our idyllic long-grass meadow in what feels like the deep countryside: with lakes, woodland and 150 acres of private land to explore. It's part of the reason why we don't have a minimum stay, we want city-fatigued guests to be able to nip out of London by tube and access the restorative powers of nature. Beyond our twelve, charming glamping tents we also host our series of intimate live events, At Home Farm which has seen folk-r ..read more
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Wild Dining Returns to Home Farm
Home Farm Glamping Blog
by Home Farm Glamping
8M ago
Ben Quinn’s Woodfired Canteen wild dining returns for their esteemed family feasts and long table banquet experience this September. Offering a truly inspired opportunity to connect with nature through good food and great company, the intention to create a delightfully intimate environment shines through every detail. This is where purposeful cooking, scenic settings and making memories meet to serve a heart-warming experience for all. Nestled in the Hertfordshire greenbelt, guests will enjoy a unique wild dining experience under our ethereal old oak tree across. Woodfired Canteen brings ..read more
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Why you won't find a firepit by your tent at Home Farm Glamping
Home Farm Glamping Blog
by Alice Darby
8M ago
We wanted to share with you the difficult decision we've made to remove the individual firepits from each of our tents this season. It's a decision that aligns with our commitment to preserving and protecting the environment, and wanted to offer a detailed explanation of why. At Home Farm, we are working closely with the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust on an ambitious environment management plan to improve biodiversity on the wider Estate. In the past few years we have planted nearly 2000 trees, re-established hedgerows, dug six ghost ponds, removed non-native species from our woodlands ..read more
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How you can give to nature on Random Act of Kindness Day
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by Home Farm Glamping
8M ago
Our friends at local wildlife conservation charity, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are encouraging people to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day on 17 February, with wild gestures that see individuals being the light they want to see in the world. Random Acts of Kindness Day encourages us to make small acts that have a big impact. First created in Denver, Colorado in 1995 by a small non-profit organisation, the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, the day is now internationally celebrated. The Foundation is rooted in the belief that all people can connect through kindness and that kindnes ..read more
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Watercolour Workshops in Hertfordshire
Home Farm Glamping Blog
by Alice Darby
8M ago
Watercolour painting in nature can be a wonderful way to connect with the natural world and tap into your creativity. Our glamping meadow is nestled into Hertfordshire’s greenbelt: a country idyll for urban-dwellers seeking experiences that bridge wellbeing with wildlife and a lovely location for a spot of painting. For the team at Home Farm Glamping, we’re all about supporting the local community and celebrating the talent we have on our doorstep. We were delighted to meet Kate Rebecca Leach, an artist and illustrator based in Bushey (just down the road from us!). Her original artwork and gi ..read more
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5 Ways to Wellbeing with Nature
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by Home Farm Glamping
8M ago
Our friends at Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are encouraging people of all ages to connect with the natural world through a range of New Year events and activities, and to experience wildlife close up at Nature Reserves throughout the region. Research shows that interactions with nature promote psychological restoration, improve mood and attention, as well as reduce stress and anxiety. We often hear about the healing power of nature, but you may be surprised to see some of the remarkable results from research conducted over a 5-year period as part of The Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild. Pro ..read more
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Archers Green, Hertfordshire: An Unmissable Opportunity to Buy & Protect a Globally Rare Habitat
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by Home Farm Glamping
8M ago
Donate Now Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is a local conservation charity working to protect wildlife and help people connect with nature. The Trust believes that wildlife should have space to thrive alongside our everyday lives and that everyone benefits from having access to nature. Home Farm Glamping has been supporting HMWT for the past few years, donating £3 from every booking to the Trust and running nature-based events at the site. With your support we’ve donated nearly £10,000 and want to do our best to support them on their urgent appeal to buy Archers Green… Author: Herts & M ..read more
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What happens to our waste and recycling?
Home Farm Glamping Blog
by Alice Darby
8M ago
COP27 has got us thinking. Not just about where we can be improving our sustainability credentials and carbon footprint, but ensuring our current systems, processes and contractors match our commitment to the UN's Global Goals. The galling reality of processing recycling in the UK results in well over half of our collective plastics being shipped to places like Turkey to be 'processed' or worse, thousands of tonnes are burned here in the UK. This prompted us to reach out to our waste management supplier Spectrum to find out what exactly happens to the waste produced by guests at Home Farm Gla ..read more
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