Friends of Midsummer Common

Midsummer Common is an ancient grassland nestled in the heart of Cambridge. Friends of Midsummer Common (FoMC) is concerned with the good management and responsible use of the Common and adjacent orchard.

Orchard Work Session Calendar 

The Common

For many centuries fairs and other events have been staged on the Common and this tradition continues today. At other times cattle graze the land bringing the country into the City.  In recent years, the Common is also prized as a source of biodiversity and refuge in time of pandemic.  For more about the Common and its history . . .

Orchard Work Sessions


The Orchard

Friends of Midsummer Common established and looks after the Community Orchard on part of the Common just to the south of the Cutter Ferry bridge. Volunteers help plant trees and wildflowers, cut grass and clear weeds in a sociable environment. For more about the orchard and how you can join our volunteer team . . . 



The Friends of Midsummer Common has a Management Plan filed with the City Council. The initiatives outlined in this document will inform our project initiatives going forward.  For more about our projects as described in the management plan . . . 



Membership allows you to stay up-to-date on issues that affect the common and to join with your fellow neighours as we work to ensure the preservation of this expansive resource. 



We have frequent volunteer opportunities in our orchard (spring - autumn). Click the button for more information. The map on the right shows the orchard's location

Map with orchard

Find Us

Midsummer Common is nestled between the River Cam, Victoria Ave. , Maids Causeway / Newmarket Road and Elizabeth Way  The Orchard, designated above, may not appear on your map app.  A postcode is CB5 8DJ

News & Events

Key Documents

Stay informed about events on the common and opportunities, e.g., webinars and lectures, that offer timely information.  More information is found on the News-Events page . . . 

Informative documents about the common and those that are important to the management and governance of the FoMC are found on the About page.