Landscape and Countryside

We manage and preserve a range of trees, woods, parks, allotments and nature reserves in the borough, keeping Welwyn Hatfield lush and green.

Landscaping WGC town centre
  • Allotments thumbAllotments
  • Landscaping WGC town centreLandscaping


    We design and plant the borough's flower beds each year. The spring and summer seasons alone total about 60,000 bulbs each, in landscaped areas of Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield.

  • Trees in WH thumbTrees in Welwyn Hatfield

    Trees in Welwyn Hatfield

    The council maintains more than 30,000 individual trees, 30 hectares of tree belt and numerous woodlands in both urban and rural areas across the borough.

  • Brown Tail MothCurrent Tree Health Issues

    Current Tree Health Issues

    Details of threats to the wellbeing of our trees.

  • Heather in Sefton Plantation, Sherrards Park WoodLocal Nature Reserves

    Woodlands and nature reserves

    Local Nature Reserves are special places for their wildlife, quiet visitor enjoyment and recreation.

  • Volunteering buildingVolunteering


    Last year local volunteers gave over 1,647 days of work to local nature reserves, woodlands and open spaces. In financial terms, this fantastic contribution was worth over £115,290.

  • Tree Warden scheme

    Our branch of the National Tree Wardens Scheme has been running since 2006. We have approximately 60 Wardens who regularly help us monitor trees in their neighbourhood.

  • High HedgeHigh Hedges

    High Hedges

    The council regulates the height of hedges and this page explains the criteria and process for a complaint

  • The first six trees planted at Woodhall Community OrchardCommunity Orchards

    Community Orchards

    Welwyn Hatfield Council are planting a number of Community Orchards within the Borough. The long term aim is to develop small orchards or easily accessible fruit trees within every ward. To ensure this project is sustainable and continues to be enjoyed and appreciated through future years, the Tree Wardens are key to delivering this dream. Community Orchards offer an excellent place for people to relax, work and learn. They are a way of reviving an interest in traditional horticultural skills as well as enabling people to engage with nature and gain an understanding of where their food comes from.

  • Anglia in Bloom awards 2018

    The borough was awarded Silver in the city category (for populations between 35,001- 200,000), for its horticultural achievement, environmental responsibility and community involvement in both Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield.

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