Running a Grade II* listed historic park
In 2019 we were appointed by Tarmac to help manage Panshanger Park. Our dedicated team now includes two park rangers and an estates manager, whose sustainable approach means the park can be enjoyed for generations to come.
An illustrious past…
Panshanger Park is a registered Grade II* historic park and garden, with much of the 1000-acre parkland created by Humphry Repton in the late 18th century, and landscaped by Capability Brown.
Formerly part of the Cowper family estate, it was bought by Tarmac (the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business) in the 1950s, who have been progressively restoring it after it was used for sand and gravel quarrying.
… and a biodiverse future
The park is now made up of a mosaic of habitats, including grassland, wetland and woodland. During the spring and summer months a multitude of wildflowers, butterflies, dragonflies and birds bring the park to life.
Large numbers of wildfowl migrate to Panshanger from northern Europe to spend winter on the lakes. The rare chalk stream is inhabited by trout and water vole. Panshanger is home to nearly half the UK’s species of dragonflies and damselflies. Panshanger is now a popular place to visit throughout the year, and is also host to a range of sporting, educational and community events.