The name ‘Linmere’ comes from ‘Linmear’, which appears on a 1762 map of the area and means ‘field of lime trees’.

The Common Lime, or Linden Tree, is native to the British Isles, with the species towering up to 40m. Lime has a striking look and is often used for pianos, organs and even Morris-dancing sticks; in the 17th – 18th centuries, lime wood was intricately carved for commissions at Chatsworth, Blenheim Palace and Hampton Court.

The Farmstead, which will further preserve a link with the heritage of Houghton Regis, recreates the vernacular of the historic Houghton Regis Tithe Barns; with three barn-like structures positioned around a central courtyard. Read more about The Farmstead here.

The name ‘Linmere’ comes from ‘Linmear’, and means ‘field of lime trees’.

In early summer, the lime tree’s fragrant flowers, rich in nectar, attract bees and ladybirds while long-lived trees also provide welcome nesting holes for birds.

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Join us at the Scarecrow Festival 2022!

You are invited to make your own scarecrow and display it in and around your gardens or balcony or wherever it can be seen from the street.



Area Masterplan 4 (amp4), is the latest exciting phase to come forward at Linmere, providing approximately 1,100 new homes and is located to the north of Tithe Farm.

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New dance classes at the Farmstead

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Dog groomer with ‘royal’ pedigree at Linmere

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RSPB Birdwatch at Linmere

The first residents of Linmere are being encouraged to take part in the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch later this month

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