Projects and Case Studies

Volunteer sowing wild flower seed

The Malvern Hills National Landscape Team has led or supported a number of initiatives which help to care for different habitats and special places within the designated area. Some examples of these projects can be found below.

3 Counties Traditional Orchard Project

This project engaged experts and volunteers to restore, improve, understand and enjoy traditional orchards across the three counties. It was financially supported by the Heritage Lottery.

The project website is here.

Farmer a laying hedge.

Farming in Protected Landscapes

This 4 year programme supported by Defra funding is delivering multiple benefits across the farmed landscape.

Details of the programme

Download a summary of 2021/22 projects.

Road Verge Management

This ongoing pilot project in Little Malvern examines a way of managing roadside verges to support biodiversity.

Download a project summary.

Download a monitoring report.

Volunteers Sowing meadow seed

Grassland Restoration

This project seeks to harvest local wildflower and grass seed to help restore species richness to meadows and permanent pastures.

Download a summary.

A resistivity by 2 people on the lawns of Hope End

Historic Parkland Management

This project produced an integrated management plan to address the challenges of managing a registered park in multiple ownership.

Download a summary

Cows in a line

Pastures for Life

We are at the start of this regenerative agriculture project for those with livestock within and adjacent to the Malvern Hills National Landscape . We are recruiting a project officer, mentors and mentees. Interested? Contact Paul Esrich.