The Palace is used to welcoming royalty, but when a queen bee inadvertently led her colony to swarm on a stone plinth outside the Duke of Marlborough’s private entrance it was decided she needed to be gently escorted off the premises.
We have welcomed the government’s new national model design code, which was published this week.
The eight-week-old border collie puppies are the latest generation born from our sheepdogs who work across the Estate.
During Rural Housing Week the Rural Housing Alliance has praised our response to the urgent need for additional affordable housing in the country.
Restoration work on our traditional dry stone walling has revealed a fascinating glimpse into the estate’s past.
Blenheim Estate Homes has been shortlisted for the Estates Gazette Future of Real Estate Award 2021.
Our Palace Archivist has re-discovered a 200-year-old guide revealing the lost treasures of one of Britain’s largest and most luxurious Roman villas
A limited number of saplings grown from Europe’s greatest collection of ancient oaks have gone on sale to the public at Blenheim Palace for the first time.
Our Estates Director has addressed a national conference on how to fulfil ambitious new goals for woodland creation in England and Wales.
A fallen ancient oak tree on our Estate has been given a new lease of life as a stunning carved bench thanks to the artistic skills of chainsaw artist Matthew Crabb.
In partnership with Morgan Sindall Group plc we are creating nine new woodlands, planting more than a quarter of a million trees to transform the land as part of an ambitious series of sustainability initiatives.
We are inviting farmers to tender for c.1,100 acres (445ha) of arable farmland as we implement our ground-breaking land strategy.
We're delighted to have launched the Woodstock Community Development Project, in partnership with Woodstock Town Council, and Community First Oxfordshire (CFO).
A new survey has revealed the incredible biodiversity of our ancient woodland.
Our partner, Pye Homes, have won two top prizes at this year’s Housebuilder Awards, the most sought-after and prestigious annual ceremony in the industry.
Our new tenants at Witney Business & Innovation Centre; Healthtech Firm Visiba are helping ease pressure on NHS & support rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Our Gardens Team are donating nearly 2,000 spring bulbs to local groups following an online appeal.
We are working with Aldens of Oxford, one of the UK’s longest established family butchers, to offer our high quality lamb to its customers.
We are officially launching our latest collection of our landmark Park View development this weekend and hundreds of buyers have already pre-registered their interest.
Our Herdsman Richard has harvested a bumper crop of vegetables from a giant edible chaos garden he created on our Estate.
Scientists are studying the sounds of nature in our estate as part of a nationwide study into the potential benefits of green spaces for health and wellbeing.
We are working with VeloCity, which features engineers, architects and planners, to re-imagine a future based around people, places, public transport and new technology.
We donated a mix of young oak, cherry and beech saplings grown on our Estate to the Combe Parish Tree Stewards scheme.
Our radical new way to provide more than 200 truly affordable homes in Woodstock is at risk after Cherwell District Council opted to remove it from their Local Plan.
A team of ecologists have begun work to help safeguard vital wildlife habitats ahead of our £9m lake dredge project, which is due to get under way in April.
Our radical approach to affordable housing has been featured in a major new government-backed report.