Priory Meadow and the Community Orchard

Nestled in between Priory Close and Priory Woods we have Priory Meadow, a pretty area purchased by the Parish Council in 1996 from Cambridgeshire County Council Farms.

The Parish Council is looking to create a Community Garden for the village and some members of our Community, Leisure and Sports Group are looking at the possibility of developing the Garden within Priory Meadow.




Community Orchard

 In 2018, the University of East Anglia (UEA) History Department started a project to preserve the local varieties of fruit trees our ancestors used to be familiar with. It was found there were at least 250 local varieties of fruit trees that still existed in the seven counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex , Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Burwell Parish Council became aware of this and made Priory Meadow available to preserve some of these fruit trees.

As well as the existing three well-established walnut trees, we now have many varieties of these fruit trees - to date all have survived and we saw the first fruits in 2020. 

Fruit Trees in the Orchard


Birdseye view of Priory Meadow 


Location of Priory Meadow 

Burwell Community Tree Nursery

A section of Priory Meadow is to become a tree nursery in the near future, for young trees waiting to grow a little before finding their homes around the Parish.

Priory Wood

There is a footpath connecting Spring Close with Priory Wood. Priory Wood was created in the year 2000 by the Woodland Trust.

Any issues with Priory Wood should be reported to

The Woodland Trust