QGC Friends Network

The Queen’s Green Canopy would like to recognise the following organisations who have become QGC Friends. A diverse collection of groups located across the United Kingdom, each one is supporting the QGC, from planting trees to helping inspire the nation to get involved.

National Trust

As Europe’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust looks after nature, beauty and history for the nation to enjoy, supported by millions of members, volunteers and staff.

Capel Manor College

Capel Manor College is London’s only specialist environmental college, offering a diverse range of full and part-time courses in further and higher education for young people and adults.


The Horticultural Trades Association is the trade association for the UK garden industry. The HTA has, for over 100 years, promoted the interests of its members and the industry at large.

The National Forest

Working in partnership with landowners, businesses, public, private and voluntary organisations, The National Forest delivers and champions the shared vision for the national forest.

Earthwatch Europe

Earthwatch is an environmental charity with science at its heart. They drive change by connecting people with the natural world and monitoring the health of natural resources.

National Trust for Scotland

As the largest member organisation in Scotland, National Trust for Scotland champions the country’s natural, built and cultural heritage to inspire and engage people with their environment.

National Farmers Union

The National Farmers Union champions British agriculture and horticulture, campaigning for a stable and sustainable future for British farmers.

Royal Forestry Society

For more than 135 years, the RFS has dedicated itself to sharing knowledge on the art and science of woodland management, transferring experience from one generation to another.

Forestry Commission

The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woodlands.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is a non-departmental public body and an internationally important botanical research institution.


SUGi partners with exceptional brands, community volunteers, inspired individuals and a global network of forest makers to build biodiversity in cities and waterways around the world.


The Commonwealth War Graves Commission honour and care for the men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten.


The CLA is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and business in rural England and Wales. They exist to champion, protect and enhance the rural economy, environment and way of life.


National Association of Civic Officers is the largest organisation for civic staff, striving to develop, share and promote best practice in civic offices in the UK and to encourage civic staff training.

English Heritage

English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites - from world-famous prehistoric sites to medieval castles, bringing joy to over 10 million people each year.

Eden Project

The Eden Project is an educational charity and social enterprise.Their global mission is to build relationships between people and the natural world to demonstrate the power of working together.

Forestry and Land Scotland

FLS is the Scottish government agency responsible for managing national forests and land. The FLS protects these spaces to enhance biodiversity, support tourism and increase green space access.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses is the UK’s largest collection of historic houses and gardens and are supported by tens of thousands of members who love Britain’s special heritage.

The Clyde Climate Forest

The Clyde Climate Forest channels tree planting enthusiasm into projects that deliver a broad range of climate and ecological benefits to Glasgow City Region.

The Wildlife Trusts

The Wildlife Trusts are a grassroots movement of people on a mission to restore a third of the UK's land and seas for nature by 2030. Each Wildlife Trust is an independent charity.

Scottish Forestry

Scottish Forestry is the Scottish Government agency responsible for forestry policy, regulation, grants incentives, technical forestry advice and new cross border arrangements.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a world-renowned scientific centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation.

Green Action Trust

The Green Action Trust is the trusted delivery partner focussed on environmental and regeneration outcomes for Scotland, working across sectors to turn ideas into tangible change.

Natural England

Natural England conserves, enhances and manages the natural environment for the benefit of present and future generations, contributing to sustainable development.

Scottish Land & Estates

Scottish Land & Estates champion and support rural businesses that provide economic, social and environmental benefit to the countryside. Their members are passionate in promoting rural Scotland.

Natural Resources Wales

Working with the Welsh Government, Natural Resources Wales ensures the environment and natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained and used, now and in the future.

The Royal Parks

The Royal Parks care for London’s eight Royal Parks. Covering over 5,000 acres of historic parkland, the parks provide beautiful green spaces right in the heart of the capital.


EDT is a UK-wide education charity on a mission to connect young people with industry and inspire STEM futures through the Industrial Cadets awards and accreditation framework.

The Crown Estate

The Crown Estate manages a unique and diverse portfolio. In addition to significant UK locations, the estate manages the seabed and half of the foreshore around England.

NFU Scotland

As Scotland’s leading agricultural organisation, NFU Scotland represents 9,000 farmers, supporting its members to achieve a sustainable and profitable future for Scottish agriculture.

The Royal Warrant Holders Association

The Association represents those holding Royal Warrants of Appointment. Formed in 1840, its mission is to ensure the continued existence of the Royal Warrant as a treasured institution.

Royal Scottish Forestry Society

The RSFS is the world’s oldest English speaking forestry society and its members enjoy a varied programme of events, visiting woodlands to look at practical forestry in action as well as receiving its Journal, Scottish Forestry, three times a year.

Scotland's Finest Woods Awards

The SFWA celebrates the contribution that woodlands can make to the people, environment and economy of Scotland. The prestigious annual Awards Programme strives to showcase all that is best in Scotland’s forests.


HighGround helps Service Leavers, Reservists and Veterans to work out how they will map military skills into the land-based sector and how to access the many opportunities it offers for employment and self-employment.

Welsh Government

The Welsh Government is the devolved government for Wales, working to help improve the lives of people in Wales in areas such as health, education and the environment.


The Community Woodlands Association is the membership organisation for Scotland's 200 community woodland groups. They support communities to achieve their aspirations and promote the sector to the wider world.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award empowers young people from all backgrounds and circumstances to develop confidence, resilience and self-belief to take on their own challenges, follow their passions and make a difference in their community.

DAERA Forest Service

The Forest Service is an Agency of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and has responsibility for promoting forestry interests in Northern Ireland, including protecting and expanding forests, and managing forests and woodlands sustainably.

Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council (FSC) is one of the UK’s largest providers of outdoor environmental education for schools and the leading provider of biodiversity training and publications for young people and adults.

Ulster Farmers' Union

Founded in 1918, the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is the largest democratic voluntary organisation representing farmers and growers in Northern Ireland. Its central objective is to promote their interests both at home and abroad through professional lobbying.

The Heart of England Forest

The Heart of England Forest is planting and protecting a 30,000 acre forest in the heart of England, for the benefit of people, wildlife and the environment.