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Lower meadow
Snakeshead Fritillary
Common Spotted Orchid

The lower meadow is original unimproved meadow. During the 1970's the grass sward was removed to grow chrysanthemums, this enabled the wild flowers to spread. While it is just a small fragment it is valuable ecologically as there is so little unimproved lowland meadow left in the U.K. It is very rich in flora & fauna. The most striking of these are substantial swathes of cowslip (Primula veris) and Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria).  For more information on lowland meadows go to the


Wildlife Trust

Meadowsweet and Cowslips
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