Downton green group


Save the date: Sunday 19 May, from 12–4pm.  The Moot is set to become a veritable hive of activity and a focus for all things wild. In co-operation with a variety of local organisations, we are hosting a wildlife afternoon, - a perfect opportunity for everyone to come along and find out more about the Moot’s wild secrets.

 Activities for all ages – so come along with kids, come along with friends or come on your own.  Remember your wellies!

Lots of different events will be happening throughout the afternoon: practical crafts, talks and activities – all showcasing the natural life of the Moot.  You could:


  • explore lots of different habitats and the creatures that live there
  • go on a bee safari
  • find out about the trees that grow in the Moot
  • watch (and listen to) the birds, guided by experts
  • try a new craft idea
  • discover which plants will attract bees and butterflies
  • take home some samples / buy some seed to help your garden attract wildlife.


Originally proposed by Becky Twigg (becky@Kingdomofsticks) who set up and runs the Secret Garden in Salisbury as part of her community outreach work, and with support from many organisations, such as Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Millennium Green, Friends of the Moot - this is your chance to really engage with nature.

Of course we will be serving refreshments.  But why don't you bring a picnic – and enter our Challenge – could you make it a plastic free picnic?  

Go ‘wild’ at the Moot