Nature

Hadleigh Park is a nationally important wildlife site spanning over 500 acres with a wonderful range of both flora and fauna.

The variety of habitats that we have include woodland, grassland, scrub, hedges, grazing marsh, sea wall, saltmarsh, ditches and ponds mean we have several very rare species, such as the Deptford Pink.

We are also the only UK site for Hartwort and other rare plants such as the Hairy Vetchling and Bithynian Vetch.

  • Holly

    Name: Holly Scientific Name: Ilex Leaves: Holly leaves are dark green, glossy and oval. Younger plants have spiky leaves, but…

    Muntjac

    Name: Muntjac Deer Scientific name: Muntiacini Where to find it: Muntjac deer can be found threw out Hadleigh Park. Habitat:…

    Sweet Chestnut

                            Name: Sweet Chestnut Scientific Name: Castanea sativa Leaves:…

    Goat Willow

    Family: Willow Average Height: 15m Distinctive features: Thin wispy stems that tend to hang down, leaves are alternate with very…

    Sycamore

    Family: Maple Average Height: 35m Distinctive features: Very large leaves with three lobes, smooth grey bark turns pinkish brown with…

    Spindle

    Family: Spindle Average Height: 6m Distinctive features: Has square stems when they are young, turns bright red in autumn and…

    Dog Rose

    Family: Rose Average Height: Shrub/climber Distinctive features: Large sharp thorns on all stems, pink or white flowers, opposing leaves. Top…

    Pedunculate Oak or English Oak

    Family: Beech Average Height: 40m Distinctive features: Alternate lobed leaves with NO STALKS, acorns have STALKS. young bark is smooth…

    Sessile Oak

    Family: Beech Average Height: 40m Distinctive features: Alternate lobed leaves with STALKS, acorns have NO STALKS. Bark is finely cracked…