Artemis was recently called in to work in the gardens of historic Moor Park Mansion. The Grade 1 listed building is set in over 300 acres of landscaped Hertfordshire parkland. Originally built in the late 17th Century for the Third Earl of Bedford, Moor Park has been extended and developed over the years, opening as a golf club in 1923.
In order to stop further development around the Mansion, Rickmansworth Urban District Council purchased the building and land surrounding it in 1937 and then leased it to the golf club. In 1994 the golf club purchased the freehold from the District Council and the Moor Park Heritage Foundation was set up.
The impressive grounds remain today and Moor Park holds several awards for its golf club. Artemis was tasked with maintaining the shape of almost 20 yew trees within the ground that form a backdrop to the mansion. Trimming the trees to a uniform height with flat tops was precise, skilled work.
Moor Park Golf Club still owns the Mansion and grounds and if you would like to see Artemis’ work in situ, Moor Park’s Arts Society runs guided tours throughout the year led by volunteers. The guided tours must be booked in advance and an incur a small fee.
Yew trees in need of tidying up
Yew Trees After Trimming to Get Flat Tops