Maypole Forest Garden

LAND Region: 
EnglandEast of England
LAND Project Type: 
LAND Learner
Areas of Activity: 
Land & Nature StewardshipForest Gardening

We have transformed an intensively managed 6 acre field into a sustainable and productive forest garden. 



We purchased the plot in August 2010 and have transformed an empty field into a Forest garden, planting over 4000 trees to help us, and the wider community to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle. We have planted a diverse range of fruit, nut and fuel trees, as well as willow and hazel trees for weaving and building materials. We are also growing perennial and annual vegetables using organic and permaculture principles. We have dug 4 ponds to improve water capture and improve the area as a wildlife friendly space. We have also reintroduced native wildflowers and put up nest boxes for Owls, Kestrels and other birds. If you would like to visit or get involved please contact us

Contact Name: 
Jonathan Barker
Telephone number: 
07939 561995
Project start date: 
December, 2010

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Plot 14a Furzelands Farm, Maypole Road Langford
Maldon, Essex CM9 4SZ
United Kingdom
Essex GB