Bredfield Jubilee Meadow and Orchard
Quietly trucked away in the heart of the village, the Bredfield Jubilee Meadow was purchased by the community from the diocese in the summer of 2013. Having been left alone for many, many years it soon became apparent that the meadow is a special place and a haven for wildflowers, butterflies and a host of wildlife.
Over the past four years a team of local volunteers has been assessing the site and planning its future as a resource for the whole village to enjoy. A small community orchard of traditional fruit trees has been added along with benches, a shelter, a shed for tools and a meandering mown path through the wild flowers and orchard. We have held a number of special events including wild flower walks, a juicing day and a bat evening as well as a Family Forage Days organised on our behalf by SWT
We are recording species found on the meadow through iRecord and will make these sightings available on this scrapbook in the coming months, so come back soon and see what we’ve found, or add your own sightings through iRecord.
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For a small Suffolk village (Bredfield lies on the outskirts of Woodbridge) we are already lucky – a beautiful Church, a village hall and local shop, recreation ground with tennis courts and children’s play area, an excellent pub and even a thriving bowls club…. (the list goes on). In 2012, when we heard a small […]
We have been working with Bredfield community to purchase and develop a new accessible green space in the village. Since the purchase of the land a year ago we have planted an orchard, run a number of family activities and run training courses on wildflower management and ID.
Wildflower expert Stephen Massey shared his expertise on a sunny July evening …