Downs Barn Community Orchard Open Days

at Downs Barn Community Orchard, Loriner Place, Downs Barn, Milton Keynes, MK14 7PU

A peaceful community orchard with a herb garden for everyone to visit, pick some fruits and herbs and enjoy nature on your doorstep.

In 2005, a derelict smallholding plot at the corner of Overstreet and Dansteed Way was transferred to Great Linford Parish Council (GLPC) for development for local amenity use. GLPC turned this neglected site into a small community orchard, containing in excess of 50 fruit trees and a herb garden. The herb garden was originally built and maintained by the Allotment Association, this is now cared for by GLPC.

This little oasis on Downs Barn is the ideal spot for nature watching. GLPC has installed insect hotels, planted wildflowers and has a section of wild meadow. There is also a book exchange for a spot of reading on one of the well positioned benches.

Come and enjoy this little community orchard, dogs are welcome with responsible owners.

More details here: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/portal/events/web-preview/downs-barn-community-orchard-open-days

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