Blossom Watch!

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12 March 2021


Over the next weeks and months trees at the arboretum at Great Linford Manor Park will be blossoming. There are a wide variety of native and exotic trees in the park and as they blossom, we’ll be putting out fact cards so you can find out about each tree of interest.

The arboretum is located at the west end of the park, just off Marsh Drive. Due to works taking place in the Memorial Hall car park, it’s best to park at MK Arts Centre, off Parklands (St. Leger Drive), MK14 5DZ or you can walk or cycle.

You can enjoy the blossoms by wandering around freely, or you could use our new map of the area showing which trees look best at what time of the year. To help you navigate using the map, it's best to start by locating one of the Deodar Cedars, which are blue-green all year round. You can find one at What3Words reference: ///florists.contoured.portfolio. Trees that look good in spring and summer are coloured in pink on the map.

Click here to explore the map

In the next few months we’ll also be adding a permanent name label to each tree for easy identification, and new paths through the Wilderness will make the area easier to access. Find out more about the work we are doing as part of our National Lottery Heritage Fund restoration project here.

We’d love to see your photos of the blossoms and blooms in our parks. You can tag us on social media @TheParksTrust using the hashtag #MKBlossomWatch.



Discover our parks

  • Great Linford Manor Park

    Facilities:

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue Area
    • Café
    • Play Area
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    Great Linford Manor Park is a special, heritage-rich park set within the old village of Great Linford. It contains features that were first laid out centuries ago, including ponds and a Wilderness Garden which represent the English Landscape style of garden design that became popular for country estates during the 18th Century.

    Refreshments
    Refreshments and food can be found nearby at The Black Horse and the Nag’s Head which are open for lunch and supper. Milton Keynes Arts Centre has a small café where drinks can be purchased.

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