• March 2021: Swindon's first Tiny Forest is planted (Photo credit MINI UK)

  • March 2021: MINI and Swindon Parish Council (Photo credit MINI UK)

  • March 2021: MINI apprentices (Photo credit MINI UK)

  • March 2021: Tiny Forest plaque (Photo credit MINI UK)

  • March 2021: Saplings (Photo credit Continental Landscapes)

Planted: 11 March 2021

East Wichel Park, Swindon

Location: Swindon

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Welcome to our Tiny Forest

Swindon's first Tiny Forest was planted on 11 March 2021 and was funded by MINI Electric, in collaboration with South Swindon Parish Council. It was planted by MINI apprentices, local contractors and school children from East Wichel Community Primary School (with social distancing in place). Sarsons stones from East Wichel Park have been placed in a large stone circle, encompassing the Tiny Forest and there are benches all around the forest for people to meet up and spend time in nature.

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Planting Information

Planted
By:
Landscape contractors
Planting
Date:
11 March 2021
Planted
Area:
205m2
Classroom
Area:
Featured
Pathways:
No
Species Planted in the Forest: Alder(Alnus glutinosa)  |  Apple, crab(Malus sylvestris)  |  Birch, silver(Betula pendula)  |  Blackthorn(Prunus spinosa)  |  Dog Rose(Rosa canina)  |  Dogwood(Cornus sanguinea)  |  Elm, wych(Ulmus glabra)  |  Guelder, rose(Viburnum opulus)  |  Hawthorn(Crataegus monogyna)  |  Hazel(Corylus avellana)  |  Hornbeam(Carpinus betulus)  |  Lime, small-leaved(Tilia cordata)  |  Oak, english(Quercus robur)  |  Wild service tree(Sorbus torminalis)  |  Willow, goat(Salix caprea)  |  Willow, grey(Salix cinerea subsp. Oleifolia)
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Tiny Forest Location:

  • East Wichel Park
  • 21 Fernacre Road
  • Swindon
  • SN1 7AS
  • United Kingdom
  • GPS: 51.542778, -1.786361
  • Swindon Parish Council 01793 312006


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