Ashton Keynes Millennium Green is in Wiltshire.
Nest to the Bradstone Sports Field in the Village of Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire.
History of the Green Edit
The village of Ashton Keynes is fortunate to have 3 hectares of land, situated along two sides of the Bradstone Sports field, as a community breathing space. It was purchased with the help of the then Countryside Agency in 1999.
Millennium Green Feature Edit
Other Features Edit
Nature & Wildlife Edit
Since the establishment of the Millennium Green, an extensive programme of hedge and tree planting has been undertaken. The meadows have been planted with a number of specimen trees.
A small pond has been created to encourage bio-diversity and further enhance the area.
Cuckoo Pen Wildflower MeadowEdit
The so-called ‘Cuckoo Pen’ used to be used by farmers to collect and pen their stock is now sown with a wildflower mix containing over 22 species to encourage insect life.
Over 30 different species each of birds, butterflies and moths have been sighted in the Green. Most recently, the rare Barberry Carpet moth has been introduced on specially planted habitat trees. Bird sightings include the Hoopoe seen in 2014.
Information boards are situated at the entrances.