AGM and talk from the National Trust’s Director of Gardens and ParklandsPosted On: 15/06/2024

Purchase of Punchbowl grazing ponies, removal of Castle Copse rhododendron, repair to Emley Farm Barns, update to the Miss James information board, support for the Valewood beaver and rewilding project, repair to Marley Heights Hutchinson memorial, and an amazing rota of volunteers checking the beaver fence and bat detectors at Valewood.  These were all highlighted […]

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Winding Meadow of OrchidsPosted On: 10/06/2024

Andy Swan led another hugely informative walk on a sunny June afternoon, this time looking at wildflowers in the beautiful Winding Meadow at Valewood.  Among the sprawling carpet of bright yellow tormentil, three species of delicate pink orchids stand upright.  Unusually, they form a hybridising community here and Andy demonstrated how the flowers’ tiny male […]

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