North Berwick Trust’s Park
North Berwick Trust Park is an area of 16 hectares to the South of the town. Maintained and managed for our community to enjoy.
North Berwick Trust owns 16 hectares of land to the south of North Berwick, off Haddington Road.
Within this area, 0.46 hectares is designated for ‘employment land’ by East Lothian Council.
This land is currently being managed as parkland, for our local community to enjoy for quiet recreation.
North Berwick Trust fund the ongoing maintenance of this land, including mowing paths, mending fences and supplying litter bins.
A public consultation was conducted in 2021 to inform the future short-term management of the park. 430 individuals completed the survey, which is a fantastic response. Thank you to all those who took the time to complete it. Your input into this community space is invaluable.
It has been wonderful to see the park gradually come alive. Thank you to all those volunteers who came along to tree planting and wild flower planting days. The young oak trees and risen tree saplings are developing really well and the park thrives over the summer with a variety of wildflowers. Purple vetch, oxeye daisies, buttercups and red clover all featured, encouraging wild life to return. The park buzzes with a host of species: red tailed black bumblebees, banded white tailed bumblebees, azure blue damselflies, ladybirds, Adonis blue butterflies, small tortoiseshell butterflies and brown meadow butterflies.
North Berwick’s first community orchard was planted at the park in March 2023. Almost 60 fruit trees were planted with varieties including apple, pear, plum, crab apple and walnut. These trees are being cared for by the Trust alongside members of the community, for all to enjoy.