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National Award Win for The Dawnay Estates

We are very proud to be a part of The Dawnay Estates who have recently been awarded The Royal Agricultural Society of England’s prestigious Bledisloe Gold Medal for 2018.

It is presented to the Estate which “has shown outstanding achievement in the successful land management and development of an English agricultural estate”. The award recognises the Estates’ drive to conserve, diversify and regenerate the environment. 

As well as St Helens, the Estate has diversified its operations and created businesses such as Wykeham Mature Plants, now the largest grower and supplier of semi-mature trees, shrubs and hedging in the North East of England, and North Yorkshire Water Park, established in 2017 on an 85 acre lake, a by-product of ongoing gravel extraction, which offers kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing as well as a popular Aquapark.

The Judges commented “As we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the award, the Royal Agricultural Society of England are delighted to award the Gold Medal to the Dawnay Estates, who have exemplified the high standards of modern rural Estate management.”