Our Green Spaces
We understand the importance of green spaces for health and wellbeing and are committed to increasing biodiversity and improving access to nature for all. Find out how you can get involved in volunteering opportunities at our green spaces here.
- Rowley Fields has been designated as a Town Green protecting it from any future development! You can read more about this significant achievement here.
- We have secured funding from Warwickshire County Council to improve the biodiversity at Rowley Fields over the thirty-year period through the national biodiversity net gain scheme. This will will see nature conservation in action through effective hedgerow and grassland management and the creation of a wildflower meadow within the publicly accessible grassland fields, just off Maidenhead Road in the town. The scheme will contribute to the recovery of nature by creating new habitats for wildlife and will increase the county’s biodiversity as a result.
- There is lots of space to enjoy for all including a fenced off dog-free area that is regularly mowed so that families and groups can enjoy games and picnics etc. This area can also be booked for organised group activities such as keep-fit and yoga.
- You can also find an outdoor table tennis table - just remember to bring your own bats and balls!
- We’ve taken over the grass cutting and as part of our commitment to increase biodiversity, following advice from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, have simplified this to a single annual cut and removal in August.
Our Community Orchard is a welcoming space for picnics. Rowley Community Orchard is planted in partnership with Friends of Rowley Fields, with fruit trees provided by The Heritage Fruit Tree Company. Traditional native orchards provide food throughout the year for wildlife and reconnect people with where their food comes from too. The orchard was planted in March 2019 on World Wildlife Day.
Stratford-upon-Avon Local Nature Reserve
We are custodians of part of The Lench Meadows which now forms the Stratford-upon-Avon Local Nature Reserve - a 71 acre site and part of The Stratford Riverside Project, to create a green corridor between Fisherman's Car Park and Lucy's Mill Bridge. Originally the site of a rubbish tip and water meadows, a series of flooded scrapes have been created as a haven for wildlife. An accessible path means that everyone can now enjoy this green space and get closer to nature.
Step off Church Lane in Shottery and you’ll find a hive of activity, where plot holders grow an amazing variety of fruit, veg and flowers. Our allotment holders value this space for its tranquillity, sense of community, exercise and mental health benefits.
“The allotment is not only a haven of peace, but also such a delight to be growing and eating homegrown vegetables and fruit.” - Irene, allotmenteer.
We have 107 allotment plots in total but demand is high and with a two-year waiting list.
For enquiries call: 01789 207111 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org