Wildlife

Enjoy strolling through acres of parkland © Andrew Butler

Enjoy strolling through acres of parkland

Trees and plants

Spring

See these delicate plants at their best in February

The delicate flowers of the snowdrops are a sign that spring is not too far away. See the carpet of snowdrops by the Abbey and Mill from early February.

Primroses, cowslips and false oxlips line the banks of the paths.

Summer

Discover the beautiful variety of wildflowers in the Water Garden

The lawns in front of the Banqueting House come alive in summer with wild orchids. Many wild flowers can also be found on the abbey ruins, from harebells to pinks. You might also spot some unusual butterflies and moths.

Autumn / winter

The trees in the garden turn beautiful shades of red, yellow and golden brown in the autumnal months.

October is also the time of year when the deer rut takes place, so please take extra care when you're in the park.

Red

 © Ainley Bisby

The Red are the largest of our three types of deer.

The males are called stags, and have impressive pointed antlers.  

Fallow

You can tell it's a fallow deer because of its antlers © Ainley Bisby

You can tell it's a fallow deer because of its antlers

Fallow deer have been kept at Studley for over 500 years.

Their coats are spotted and the male bucks have distinctive flat shaped antlers.

Sika

Sika were introduced into the park in the 1970s © Ainley Bisby

Sika were introduced into the park in the 1970s

Sika deer were introduced in the 1970s and have chestnut fur with a darker line along the back.

All our deer are wild and cared for by our deer warden.

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