Progress on Upton Nature Garden

Thanks to everyone who’s shown enthusiasm for the plan to create a wildlife-friendly space beside the village hall. We’re delighted that Upton Parish Council has formally approved the nature garden project.

Depending on the outcome of the grant application to the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment – news due any day now – we may be able to begin work this autumn.
Plans and preparations
A professional horticulturist has been helping draw up the plans and planting scheme. You can see the latest version on the nature garden website (
Lots of you have already kindly offered to help with planting. Thank you! We’ll be pinpointing dates as soon as we know about funding.
Others have donated seeds and plants – thanks very much! We’ll be posting a wishlist of things that would help improve the garden, including plants, natural landscaping materials like logs and stumps, and benches.
Become a nature garden champion
How would you like to be a champion for nature? You’d be responsible for becoming a bit of an expert on anything from bugs to frogs, from butterflies to bluebells.
Your knowledge would be put to good use ensuring that the nature garden is made as welcoming to your chosen species as possible.
Email if you want to be a champion (and for what species) … and we’ll be in touch.
Upton Nature Volunteer Group