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CLA South East: Kent Branch Summer Event and AGM 2024

Join us for talks, tours and lunch at the annual summer branch social event and AGM

The Kent AGM this year returns to Hole Park, which we last visited in 2003. It has been the home of the Barham family since 1911 and the current owner, Edward, also our branch president.
Hole Park is renowned for the beautiful parkland setting with fine gardens in the 2500 acre estate within the High Weald National Landscape of attractive, undulating and heavily wooded countryside.

The Estate business concentrates on environmental, forestry, and Christmas Trees, alongside the public facing garden, wedding  and events businesses. Most of the farming, arable beef, sheep, and top fruit is managed by a variety of specialist tenants under various forms of tenure.

The estate has a significant residential  and commercial property portfolio the latter proving well over 100 jobs in premises within converted farm buildings.

After the formal meeting, and before lunch, we will board viewing trailers to drive out into the estate to see some of the environmental and woodland management that the estate is renowned for, particularly looking at recent Agro-forestry and Christmas Tree plantations.

When booking your place please ensure you let us know of any dietary or access requirements. Joining instructions will follow in due course so do keep any eye out for these nearer the date.