Our sustainability journey started many years ago as the conservation of Hedsor House’s Grade II listed grounds has been at the forefront of the Shephard family’s work.
They take every opportunity to advance a greener Hedsor and reduce our footprint. Over the last 30 years, under Alexander Shephard’s stewardship, 2,500 trees, including important specimen Oaks, Wellingtonias, Beeches and Cedars of Lebanon, have been planted and various areas of the 100 acre estate have been left for rewilding.
We have our wonderful Highland cattle onsite (nature’s lawnmowers!), plus honey bees who can work to pollinate and promote a biodiverse ecosystem on our estate.
Like many others we have made significant changes in the house and our office to ensure we are reducing our waste and working as sustainably as possible. And we have recently invested in solar panels and electric car charging points.
We are particularly proud of developing The Alexander wedding package, the UK’s first plant postive, carbon-neutral wedding. Launched in 2022, it aims to help couples who want a sustainable wedding that doesn’t compromise on luxury.