The Devon Hedge Award- a new award with a different theme each year
2020 Theme: New Hedges. Recognising the Value of New Hedges in Our Devon Landscape
You can apply for a Devon Hedge Award in 2020 if you have created a new hedge in the last 5 years. This year the Award is about saying thank you to people who are working hard to create new hedges within Devon’s countryside and gardens. You will receive an award plaque to proudly display on your gate, wall or door and a certificate.
To enter for an award in 2020, you will need to download and complete the entry form below and then submit it with (up to 4) photographs. The closing date for entries is 31st December 2020.
If you are thinking about planting a new hedge, there’s all the information you need on our website. You’ll have future opportunities to receive a Good Hedge Award and be doing something good for Devon’s natural landscape.
New Devon hedges are hugely worthwhile for all sorts of reasons: as a wildlife habitat, to enhance the landscape, to restore historical field patterns and to bring more wildlife into our gardens and public green spaces. They are also an excellent way of establishing new hedgerow trees.
Hedges are also good for our climate and provide many benefits to us. In addition to their immense value as wildlife habitat and practical farming uses, they can, for example, help keep the waters of our rivers clean, prevent floods, store carbon and provide fruits. In our towns and cities, they help to keep the air pure and provide screens and improve our health and wellbeing.
More information about this can be found throughout this website. See for example these resources: