Lower Nill Farm

We are delighted to be taking part in Agroforestry Open Weekend 2024
Our farm

Our farm is transitioning to an agroecological approach to farming moving away from three generations of intensive monocrop farming. Over the last three years we have planted 30 ha of herbal leys, 86 ha of species rich wildflower grasslands we no longer use fertilisers, chemicals or pesticides. In this time we have also planted 3,000m of native hedgerows, 800 tree woodland. In January 2024 we introduced a 2,000 tree agroforestry silvopasture scheme made up of a mix of coppice and along with fruits and nuts – Apples and Cherries, Walnuts and Cobnuts. This planting will integrate our new pasture fed Aberdeen Angus suckler herd that will graze the herbal ley pasture in the alleys along with the coppice for additional medicinal benefits. Our aim is to build a resilient diverse farming system that focuses on producing nutritious food for our local community. All our efforts over the last three years see us working towards this aim.

Our agroforestry

We have 6 ha of silvopasture planting which includes native Apple’s (with at least 10 varieties), Cherries, Walnuts and Cobnuts. Within our planting we have coppice tree rows (Wych Elm, Alder, Hazel, Willow) these will provide great browsing/nutritional properties for our pasture fed suckler herd. It is very new so early days in the establishment but we are really excited about how trees in pasture play a vital role in our farming system.

Here is a photo of our planting:

how to find us

You will find us at Lower Nill Farm, Hook Norton, OX15 5DG

agroforestry open weekend 2023

Over Agroforestry Open Weekend 2023 we will be open on Sunday 19th 2-3pm. Please join us for Tea/Coffee and cake in our agroforestry field.

please don’t just turn up

Please do not just turn up please register with us advising of your details and how many are attending in your party. Our session will commence at 2pm please arrive on time.


Tea/Coffee and Cake – this will include milk from the local dairy, and homemade cake (made in kitchens with nuts etc).


Parking will be on site, we will direct you to the right location to park. Please use the postcode above to find us.


You are permitted to bring a dog but it must be on a lead whilst on the farm.

disability access

It is likely the fields will still be wet/waterlogged in places and there are stony tracks.

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