Land and Nature

Our activities started with the TreeWilding group – responsible for several activities around Menston, including the Jam and Jelly hedge at Kirklands. On the wildlife front, there is an ongoing project to connect gardens in Menston to make a Hedgehog Highway.

Menston Area Nature Trust

Some members of Treewilding formed a registered charity: Menston Area Nature Trust (MANT). MANT’s main aim is to acquire land in and around the village to return it to nature, for everyone to enjoy. MANT also runs workshops to encourage people to be more aware of the needs of our vanishing wildlife, making nesting/hedgehog boxes, running bird walks and growing wildflowers. For more information, or to join them, please visit

Peat Free

We are encouraging gardeners to go peat-free with their compost choices – resources on that can be found here.

Menston Tree Trail

Menston in Bloom have updated the Menston Tree Trail. Click here or on the image to see the pdf file to download.