Five people, the New Forest Sawmill team

May 9 2023

Upcycling local timber

We wish a warm welcome to our new member New Forest Sawmill, a leading supplier of timber including stunning, naturally edged slabs of wood. The sawmill offers a range of custom posts, beams, sleepers and cladding, and stocks a wide variety of timber ranging from oak and cedar to cherry, apple and tulip. The trees…

Bring on the bunting!

We’ve spotted bundles of bunting and colourful flags cropping up across the New Forest in the run up to The King’s Coronation. The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort takes place at Westminster Abbey, London this Saturday. Are you planning to join a street party, heading to The Big…

Apr 28 2023

New Forest Monopoly launched

We are so excited to be featured in a special New Forest edition of Monopoly! Launched this week, the game features historical sites, iconic sights and well-known brands from across the Forest. A pony and pig are among the six custom tokens players will use to move around more than 30 locations such as Furzey…

Apr 27 2023

Honours for home-made marmalades

Judges at this year’s World Marmalade Awards have praised three preserves by New Forest Marque member Ewelina’s Home Pantry. Ewelina’s Lemon & Rosemary Marmalade received a prestigious Silver Roundel Award, while two others, Sweet Orange & Spicy Chai Tea and Lemon & Green Tea, were highly recommended. The judges agreed that the Lemon & Rosemary…

Apr 26 2023

Celebrating local

New Forest Marque members gathered to reflect on a year of championing local produce at our annual general meeting on Monday. The event was hosted by Minstead Trust at the beautiful Furzey Gardens, a woodland garden with tearoom nestled in the New Forest National Park. Minstead Trust is a charity which nurtures the unique potential…

Apr 15 2023

Nominate your favourites in the New Forest Awards

The New Forest National Park Authority and Country Land and Business Association (CLA) have launched their annual awards to celebrate rural successes and achievements in the New Forest. Nominations are now open for the 10th New Forest Awards, which are supported by Moore Barlow and the New Forest Agricultural Show Society. The awards celebrate the…

Apr 5 2023

New film encourages visitors to care for the Forest

A film has been launched by New Forest organisations to welcome visitors and encourage them to help care for the National Park. The visitor welcome film, led by the New Forest National Park Authority with Forestry England and Go New Forest, and featuring the New Forest Marque, encourages visitors and locals to help look after…
Wood plaques

Mar 27 2023

Bespoke oak creations

Look at these beautiful creations from two of our talented wood craft members. This year’s Building Design Awards (pictured above) were created in oak for the New Forest National Park Authority by New Forest Marque member BearWood. BearWood is a company devoted to breathing new life into salvaged timber that would otherwise end up as…
Bee hive in garden

Mar 27 2023

Wild about local honey

The New Forest Marque has welcomed a new beekeeper member to its growing family of people producing New Forest honey. Wild Close Bees is an apiary in Woodgreen producing small harvests of New Forest honey and beeswax products. The family-run apiary also makes jams from local, seasonal produce, honey chocolates and fudge, as well as…