Landmark Systems which provides business management software to farms and estates has united with local business RH & RW Clutton, residential and commercial property consultancy and estate agency, and the stunning Stopham Estate, to contribute to the planting of the sizeable new ‘Jubilee Clump’ in Stopham, just two miles from the Pulborough head office in West Sussex.
Sir Brian Barttelot 5th Baronet of Stopham commissioned the planting of a mixture of oak, beech and copper beech trees looking over stunning views of the South Downs earlier this year, to take part in the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative.
A beautiful bench, made from Stopham Estate oak has also been erected on Woodcote Lane so that locals and walkers can sit, take a break and look at the clump, which thanks to the mix of trees planted will make for a breath-taking site in years to come.
Landmark Systems colleagues recently joined Sir Brian and Lady Fiona Barttelot to officially open the Jubilee Clump and bench over glasses of Stopham Estate Sparkling wine. The Landmark team were lucky enough to hear Sir Brian talk about the fascinating history of the family on the estate which dates back to the 14th century.
The collaboration and contribution are particularly fitting for Landmark Systems which, through Founding Director Nigel Parsons was re-awarded the royal warrant earlier this year. Mr Parsons said: “We are thrilled to have been able to work with the Stopham Estate and RH & RW Clutton on this project, which as well as celebrating the Platinum Jubilee, will benefit West Sussex locals and tourists for years to come. Sir Brian informed us that there are oak trees on the estate dating back hundreds of years, so it is fantastic to think that we can mark Her Majesty’s legacy in such long standing way, should the oak trees planted in this clump live to such an age too.”
Landmark Systems, the Stopham Estate and RH & RW Clutton strongly encourage anybody visiting the area to stop by the site, which looks particularly spectacular on a summer’s evening. Its location is marked on the accompanying plan.