Middleton Wood Meadow

    A five-year tree planting project 

    In 2021 we began a joint 5 year project with Community Trees: MK, and Broughton and Milton Keynes Parish Council to enhance an area of Middleton Park, improving the habitat for wildlife by creating a woodland meadow.

    The project includes:

    • Over 5000 native trees and shrubs being planted
    • Development of native wild flower areas
    • A pond
    • Paths for easy access
    • And more

    The Parks Trust will continue to care for the trees for decades to come. As they develop and mature, they will benefit wildlife and provide enjoyment for future generations.

    Since the beginning of the project, plants sourced by Community Trees:MK from OVO Energy ‘I Dig Trees' and The Woodland Trust’s nationwide planting initiatives have been planted by students from local schools, The Parks Trust Youth Rangers volunteers and local families.  

    In November 2021 we welcomed the HM Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, The Countess Howe, together with The High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, George Anson Esq and Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Mohammed Khan, who each planted a tree and officially proclaimed the planting as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy. This was alongside the planting of 50 trees by Giffard Park primary students.

    5,200 trees have been planted at Middleton Wood Meadow since the start of the project. Over 2,400 of these have been planted with the help of local school children. 32 schools in MK took part in the project.

    With thanks to the following schools who have taken part:

    • Giles Brook Primary School  
    • Broughton Manor Preparatory School 
    • Kents Hill Park Primary School
    • Kents Hill Park Secondary School
    • Monkston Primary School
    • Giffard Park Primary School 
    • Moorland Primary School
    • Shenley Brook End School 
    • The Webber Independent School
    • Holne Chase Primary School
    • Southwood School 
    • Middleton Primary School 
    • The Milton Keynes Academy
    • Watling Academy
    • Abbeys Primary School
    • Rickley Park Primary School 
    • Baytul Ilm Secondary School
    • Walton High
    • Oakgrove Primary School
    • Lord Grey Academy
    • Stephenson Academy
    • White Spire School 
    • St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School 
    • The Premier Academy 
    • Milton Keynes College
    • St Pauls Catholic School 
    • Falconhurst School
    • Cold Harbour CofE Primary School
    • Stantonbury School 
    • Denbigh School 
    • Ousedale School Newport Pagnell 
    • Ousedale School Olney 

    If you are a member of staff at a Milton Keynes school and you would like to find out more about how your school can get involved, please contact outdoorlearning@theparkstrust.com.

    If you are interested in getting involved in community planting, please see the Community Trees:MK Facebook Page

    Discover our parks

    • Find out how we're getting involved in the Queen's Green Canopy Planting Initiative
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    • Make a donation to help fund our tree planting projects
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    • We have received the Green Flag Award for our entire network of parks for the seventh year in a row!
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