HabitATs of hope
From the conversion of Wiston Park into farmland after the war to the rewilding of chalk grassland in the 1980s, we have always aspired to think outside the box and challenge the status quo on rural issues. As we plant new habitats of hope for people and nature, we invite you to join us.
This is a place for people, with housing and facilities that meet the needs of our rural community. People have been part of this landscape for millennia; Chanctonbury Ring is a Bronze Age settlement and vineyards thrived here in Roman times. We want relationships between nature, people and the land to thrive, leaving a legacy for generations, and as we take on this common goal we see our communities flourish.
Careful stewardship of the Estate protects our community, enterprises and heritage, conserving sustainable and biodiverse habitats for people, nature and work to coexist in harmony. Collaborative relationships have enabled us to support the work of vital monitoring schemes, create conservation headlands and beetle banks, and make more room for wildlife. By cultivating a love of the natural world, we commit to growing and sharing the gifts of the land.
Our work re-invests in the legacy through which this land has flourished. Our winery, restaurant and farm enhance the Estate express our commitment to exploring innovative skills and technologies, and our desire to share our work with others. Our community and partnerships prioritise collaborative working, fresh thinking, and the search for better way to build robust rural businesses and services. By practising stewardship in all we do, we conserve this landscape and way of life for years to come.