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.

  • Field Maple

    Family: Field Maple Average Height: 26m Distinctive features: Leaves are opposite and have three main round-tipped lobes with two smaller lobes…

    Hornbeam

    Family: Birch Average Height: 24m Distinctive features: Smooth bark with a very twisted structure. The leaves have distinctive red stalks….

    Holly

    Family: Rose Average Height: 20m Distinctive features: Leaves are evergreen and have sharp spines around their edges. Distinctive red berries…

    Hazel

    Family: Birch Average Height: 9m Distinctive features: Smooth bark, leaves are hairy on both sides. Hazel tends to grow straight….

    Hawthorn

    Family: Rose Average Height: 14m Distinctive features: Leaves have deeply divided lobes, bark is smooth with sharp thorns. Top uses:…

    Elder

    Family: Honeysuckle Average Height: 9m Distinctive features: 5 – 7 opposing leaves on a stalk with one leaf at the…

    Dogwood

    Family: Dogwood Average Height: 4m Distinctive features: Leaves are oval shaped, pointed and have distinct furrows on their surface. Top…

    Crab Apple

    Family: Rose Average Height: 9m Distinctive features: Has a flaky bark and grows in a dense mass of small branches….

    Cherry, Wild

    Family: Rose Average Height: 9 – 12m Distinctive features: Shiny bark that peels horizontally. Top uses: Valuable timber that can…

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