Updated: Jun 4, 2020
Milton Keynes Tree Cathedral is such a hidden gem.
We have visited quite a few times but never in summer so we’ll have to return soon.
It’s a beautiful peaceful place to sit and enjoy or a lovely walk through the many trees .
There are 19 different types of trees and if you’re anything like me you will be in awe of them all.
When we visited Daisy enjoyed scavenging for items such as different colour fallen leaves, twigs and pine cones. There’s also a lovely set of steps surrounded by bushes and once you reach the top there’s a lovely view. Daisy enjoyed climbing these.
Willen Lake is close by and also a walk by the Canal to Campbell Park which I’ve actually never done but looks like a lovely walk.
Taken from The Parks Trust website –
The Tree Cathedral’s outline is based on Norwich Cathedral and was designed in 1986 by landscape architect Neil Higson. He chose different species of trees to represent the character of the Cathedral’s sections: hornbeam and tall-growing lime for the nave, evergreens to represent the central tower and spires, flowering cherry and apple as a focus in the chapels. In springtime colourful bulbs represent the sun shining through stained glass windows onto the ground.
The Tree Cathedral is the only municipal tree cathedral, although sharped by similar medieval ecclesiastical influences.This is a very rare example of a particular type of landscape design on a large and complex scale based on the scale and layout of a medieval British cathedral.
Pay and Display parking is available.
Use postcode MK 15 0DL