Milton Keynes

Secret Garden unveiled by My Milton Keynes landscaping team

Secret Garden unveiled by My Milton Keynes landscaping team

Tucked away in the south-west quarter of central Milton Keynes, lies a long and narrow sculpted garden, known as Grafton Park. With a large informal pool, which feeds a small stream and flows down the site, through waterfalls to a central round pond, the garden has laid undisturbed for several years.

For the past five years, the MyMiltonKeynes landscaping team have been supporting Milton Keynes Council to regenerate and maintain the green spaces within the Business Improvement District (BID) area, which stretches from Marlborough Street through to the railway line, and from H5 Portway to H6 Childs Way.

Following a site visit to the overgrown and unused Grafton Park, the team were keen to uncover its natural beauty and set to work on clearing, strimming and sculpting the garden, back to its former glory.

Melanie Beck MBE, CEO of MyMiltonKeynes, says: “It has been incredible to witness the unveiling of this beautiful and quite unbelievable park in the middle of central Milton Keynes, with its whimsical water features and carefully sculpted paths.

“I would like to say a special thanks to our landscapers for the care and attention that they’ve given to this hidden gem over the past few years, and we look forward to sharing it with the local community, giving everyone a tranquil place to visit in CMK. We hope that those who visit will join us in committing to look after the area for many years to come.

Nicholas Hannon, Head of Environment and Waste at Milton Keynes Council explains: “We’re excited to be supporting the BID in their work to restore Grafton Park to its former glory and look forward to the positive impact that this exceptional greenspace, in the centre of Milton Keynes, will provide to the local community.”

“The site has also been identified as one of Milton Keynes Council’s new ‘wildlife havens’ and we will continue to work with MyMiltonKeynes, as part of our wider work to tackle climate change, to ensure that Grafton Park attracts biodiverse plants, insects, birds and other animals.”

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