We were delighted acquire, in 2021, a piece of land adjacent to Sylvan Nature Reserve, to enlarge our land-holding there.

At around the same time we planted our first trees at Sylvan, in 2011, our neighbours at Windmill Hill were planting an orchard, a vineyard and lots of native deciduous trees . It has not been under intense agriculture, for some time, and is perfect to ‘give back to nature’.

We have planted a wide mixed hedge interspersed with oaks, and also mixed native trees which are available for dedication. We have started digging two small wildlife ponds. In due course, we will sow a wildflower meadow. A number of businesses have planted sponsored woodlands here.

We will be putting up nest boxes here, which will be available for sponsorship.

Windmill Hill is not generally open to the public, but may be accessed to visit a dedicated tree, by special arrangement, if you contact us.

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.


Nelson Henderson