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1 At the top entrance, two poppy shaped rests carved in wood by Anthony Rogers.

2 Millennium sculpture in Portland stone by Kate Semple, based on an award-winning design by local school girl.

3 Poetry Stone carved in Portland stone and surrounded by crab-apple trees. The verse written by Siegfried Sassoon is from his poem 'South Wind'. Sassoon was a frequent visitor to the area and is buried at Mells.

4 & 8 Jurassic limestone seats by Alvin Horsfall.

5 This seat is a collaborative piece by Barry Cooper and Peter Osbourne, using carboniferous limestone from Torr Works and reclaimed oak.

6 At the Viewpoint, the oak end posts by Tim Ashby have carved detail of apples and cattle typical of Somerset, with representations of the sun from which the name Somerset derives. A pictogram of a family enjoying themselves completes the assemblage, linked by the railings (7).

7 The railings represent growing trees, by Jamie Crossman.
9 Poetry stone carved in Portland Stone. The verse by Christina Rossetti, who lived in Frome during 1853/4, was taken from her poem 'What Good Shall My Life Do Me?'

10 Two bench seats with carved oak feet and sequoia tops by Anthony Rogers.

11 Forged hand rail by Alan Patterson.

12. Ancient Sycamore. This venerable tree with it's distinctive shape - evidence of earlier pollarding - can be found listed on The Woodland Trust’s, Ancient Tree Hunt site as it is reputedly one of the oldest trees in Frome.

13. Millennium Green Orchard. Planted with local varieties of Cider, Dessert and Culinary apples; Oaken Pin Maiden, Old Somerset Russet, Golden Knob, & Tom Putt . An apple gathering day takes place in September and a Wassail is held in January. For more details and images, see the website.

14 The end stop at the base of the steps in the shape of a 'Nutwood' tree marks the eastern entrance of the Green and was forged by Jamie Crossman.
Frome Millennium
Green is only a few
minutes walk from
the town centre,
either along the river
at Willow Vale or
from the rear of
North Parade Car
Park.  The south
facing Green is a
rich mixture of
grassland, scrub
and woodland.
Previously used as a
quarry and grazing
land for horses, this
open space has
been adapted by
local people for
wheelchair users as
far as the Viewpoint. 
Managed now as a
semi-wild area for
local wildlife, with
new plantings of
native species, the
Green is an ideal
place to picnic and
enjoy the views.  The
Frome Millennium
Green Trust
commissioned local
artists to enhance
the distinct flavour of
this piece of
landscape and this
map describes
some of the things
you will see.
A variety of birds can be seen including Robin, Long Tailed Tits, Green Woodpecker, Tree Creepers, Chiff Chaff.
Wild flowers include Cow Parsley, Wild Teasel, Cranesbill, Ground Ivy, Lesser Celandine.
Butterflies include Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown.
Pipistrelle and Daubenton bats are among the twelve species that can be seen in summer within a five mile radius.
Funded by the Countryside Agency with money from the Millennium Commission, the Green has a 999 year lease
from Mendip District Council. Generous grants from Frome Town Council plus sponsorship, donations and specialist
time from local businesses have ensured its success. Our grateful thanks go to our small army of volunteers who have
spent many hours clearing, planting, mulching, path and step building.
Donations and sponsorship will always be needed and volunteers are welcome to help as frequently as they can.
Contact Sue Bucklow or Alan Yeates at
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Sponsored by:
Frome Town Council
Frome Lottery
© Frome Millennium Green Trust
Charity No 1076 405
Glorious winter sunshine on the Millennium Green. It must be one of the warmest spots in Frome on a sunny Winter’s day. A good spot to top off on a walk and sit at Anthony Roger’s wonderful picnic table and benches and enjoy the view of Cley Hill and the bird life with a nice hot flask of coffee!
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