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New trees planted to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Published on 07 June 2022

Georgina Taylor, Philip Campbell and Anna Fletcher, MEPC Milton Park

To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee in 2022, Milton Park has joined the Queen's Green Canopy, a unique tree planting initiative which invites people from across the UK to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

A total of 49 new trees have been planted across Milton Park this year, including 31 as part of the refurbishment of 140 Eastern Avenue, the new Bee House flexible workspace.

A further six newly planted trees have been planted in the sloped garden between 85 and 92 Park Drive.

Two miniature orchards, containing 12 trees, have also been introduced alongside the cycle path by 127 Olympic Avenue and between 152 and 155 Brook Drive. The orchards feature ‘Epicure’, ‘James Grieve’ and ‘Blenheim Orange’ apples trees alongside ‘Beurre Hardy’ pear trees. We have also planted a sapling from the second oldest apple tree ever recorded, the ‘Milton Wonder’, aptly named as it originates from Milton Village. 

Milton Park won an award at the BALI National Landscape Awards 2021 for the 'Grounds Maintenance – Limited Public Access' category.

Peter King, Estate Manager at Milton Park, said, "Green space has always been important to us at Milton Park and we are always thinking of ways to enhance the environment. We are excited to track down some Milton Wonder seedlings, which have been grafted from the tree in Milton and look forward to being able to pick the fruit in years to come. Thank you to ASA Landscape Architects and Nurture Landscapes for your continued dedication."