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',  The Woodland Trust’s nationwide planting initiatives and The International Tree Foundation 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.

5,610 trees have been planted at Middleton Wood Meadow since the start of the project. Over 2,480 of these have been planted with the help of over 800 local school children. We have also built beetle and bug banks and carried out maintenance and mulching of the area with schools and home educator groups. 34 Milton Keynes schools have participated in this project. 

With thanks to the following schools who have taken part:

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

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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