The Meadows

To the south of Nottingham City, the Meadows area can be found between the trainline and the River Trent.  At first sight, it may not immediately look very ‘green’,  but two very well used green spaces, and lots of community projects provide plenty of opportunities to get out there! 

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What’s happening in The Meadows

Queens Walk Recreation Ground

Queens Walk Recreation Ground

Queen’s Walk Recreation Ground is a focal point as you enter the Meadows from the Nottingham train station end.  This green space is an incredible communuity resource, with a fascinating history including being used by sports teams through the centurys.  The recreation ground now houses a play area, sensory garden, wildflower meadow and bowls pitch, as well as space for picnics and relaxing, walking and playing. There's an interesting mix of feature trees planted from all over the world, as well as lovely examples of native trees.  Queen’s Walk Recreation Ground has been awarded the Green Flag Award 2011/2012.

Queen’s Walk Recreation Ground is managed by Nottingham City Council.

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Victoria Embankment

Victoria Embankment has to be one of Nottingham's most famous green spaces - running alongside the River Trent, it makes for beautiful views, as well as hosting many events though the year. This site has play areas, a bandstand, formal gardens, and sports pitches - a great place to get active!

Victoria Embankment is managed by Nottingham City Council.

Click here for further information on Victoria Embankment

If you like a good walk outside, download a flyer on healthy walks on Victoria Embankment!

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Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens

A great project in the Meadows, combining vegetable growing, education, and a real community space.

Visit AMC Gardens website here.

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The Meadows library

Wildlife in the City works closely with Nottingham City's local libraries - a great place for resources about your local environment.

See more information on The Meadows Library here.

Meet Willow the Fox!

Meet Willow the Fox!

Meet ‘Willow’ - the fresh foxy face of our new Wildlife in the City website.

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