Milham Ford Nature Park
Milham Ford Nature park combines more formal play with natural play and a tapestry of habitats within its 3.8ha
The park is grateful for the support the Friends of Milham Ford Nature Park give to maintaining and improving the habitats.
- How to get there
There are multiple entances to the park from Marston Rd and Harberton Mead, OX3 0FL.
There is no car parking facilities, although buses run and drop off along the Marston Rd.
Milham Ford Nature Park was once the school fields for Milham Ford Girls School. When the school closed in early 2000's the buildings and land were developed but the land remained as public open space.
New Marston Wildlife Group, and later the Friends of Milham Ford Nature Park were created and continue to help protect the site.
- Things to do
Alongside the formal play area, sculpture and seating take a stroll around the site and see what you can find.
Take a picnic and enjoy the open grass areas
Sit and enjoy the wildlife that may appear.
If you would like to get involved and hands on, events and volunteer sessions are listed on the Friends of Milham Ford website
Wildflower and Seed Saturday 16th July, 2-5pm.
Milham Meadow Wildflowers’ appreciation walk.
First, noting pollinators using the flowers, then opportunity to collect own yellow rattle seed. Contact 07968395243
Seed Sunday 31st July from 1.00pm.
All local groups invited to collect own seed (all meadow flowers will be available) with advice on how to collect seed of particular species.
Pondweed clearing Sun 4th September from 1pm
Removing the pondweed and pond life dipping and appreciation for children.
The open grass areas are maintained with a mix of short and long grass helping to support the orchids that appear.
In the spring swades of dffodils and crocuses appear adding a splash of spring colour
The ponds attract common frogs and toads
For a full list of identified species please visit the Friends of Milham Ford Nature Park website
- Membership bodies