Green Larmer Tree
Nestled in beautiful Gardens in the heart of the Cranborne Chase, we’re proud to be part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a nationally protected landscape which is the sixth largest in the country and one of the most rural. We are committed to taking care of this beautiful area which looks after us so well.
We’ve won Greener Festival Awards recognising the work we’ve put in to minimise our impact on the environment, a big thanks to you for helping us achieve this, but we need to keep going.
What we’re doing with your help…
Via our friends at the Association of Independent Festivals we have joined a growing number of festivals making a pledge as part of a Drastic on Plastic campaign to eliminate single-use plastics (e.g bottles and straws) at our festival within three years by 2021, and to promote reuse solutions wherever practically possible. We are taking further steps in 2018 to work towards this and we ask that everyone joins us by not bringing single use plastic with them to the festival.
We also love working with Wiltshire Waste who help us recycle as much as the waste produced on site as possible. Any material that can’t be recycled is baled for waste energy production so nothing goes to landfill. We take pride in achieving high levels of recycling, and this year we will see enhanced recycling points around the festival which will boost recycling rates due to less potential for contaminated recyclables.
We have water taps all around the Festival, so you can save money and make use of your own water bottles to help us eliminate single plastic use. We also work in partnership with the brilliant FRANK Water, the safe water and sanitation charity. Purchase a refillable water bottle or FRANK Water or wristband from the FRANK team and receive unlimited refills of filtered, chilled water throughout the festival from their refill point near the Info Tent in the Village or their roaming FRANK Tank.
We love local and we welcome food partners who’re working the area, such as Dorset Farmers’ Market. All our catering outlets use biodegradable trays and wooden cutlery and paper plates, and are committed to eliminating single use plastic.
If you can use public transport please hop on a bus or make use of Salisbury Railway Station. If you have spare space in your car or wish to leave your car at home, sign up to www.liftshare.com, www.gocarshare.com, www.freewheelers.com and check the Info Tent at the festival for lift requests. We use local suppliers and contractors where possible to reduce our carbon footprint. NEW for 2018 – Red Fox Cycling lead the first ever bike ride to the Festival on Thursday 19th July. Taking in the breathtaking scenery on an adventure from Bournemouth and fundraising for our charity partner Julia’s House at the same time.
The resident peacocks, macaws and plants are looked after carefully throughout the Festival, and we always return the Gardens and fields to their original condition after our stay. You can help us by conserving water (no paddling pools and water bombs/balloons allowed), not using chinese lanterns, supporting our no glass or single use plastic policy, and by enjoying our award-winning loos, rather than polluting the great outdoors.