New Year’s Honours: Royal gardener, environmentalist and community figure honoured in Norfolk

A 'Prunus Padus Purple Queen' tree was planted on the Sandringham Estate to commemorate the gardens having been opened for 80 years. Pictured with the tree is Sandringham Estate Head Gardener Martin Woods.
PHOTO: IAN BURT
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(01603)772434                             A 'Prunus Padus Purple Queen' tree was planted on the Sandringham Estate to commemorate the gardens having been opened for 80 years. Pictured with the tree is Sandringham Estate Head Gardener Martin Woods. PHOTO: IAN BURT COPY:Elaine Maslin FOR:EDP News EDP pics © 2007 (01603)772434

Monday, December 30, 2013
5:12 PM

Sandringham Estate’s head gardener is one of those whose work has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list.

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Martin Woods has been made a Member of the Royal Victorian Order in recognition of his work on the estate.

Mr Woods is in charge of keeping the estate’s 60 acres of gardens flourishing all year round for both visitors and royalty.

The Royal Victorian Order was founded in 1896 by Queen Victoria as a way of rewarding personal service to her.

Admission to the order is granted purely at the reigning monarch’s discretion as a gift.

Two people from the Reepham community were honoured for their work.

Richard Anthony Warner was made an MBE for his services to energy efficiency in Norfolk.

Mr Warner, known as Rex, founded the Reepham Green Team in 2004 to create group focused on projects to reduce their carbon footprint.

And Janet Henry was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for her services to the community in Reepham.

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