Plants & animals

You can see pyramidal orchids in our wildflower meadow © NTPL/Ben Selway

You can see pyramidal orchids in our wildflower meadow

Plants

You can see a huge variety of plant species. There are wildflowers including orchids in the parkland, bluebells in the woodland and formal planting in the garden. You'll find scattered trees across the parkland as well as dense woodland filled with oak and beech. In the garden discover hidden gems like the Strawberry Tree and the Indian Bean Tree.

A fox cub hides in the dell at Hatchlands

A fox cub hides in the dell at Hatchlands

Animals

We provide a great habitat for the hundreds of different species that live here. Common woodland mammals and a number of bat species live in the woodland whilst butterflies and moths enjoy the wildflower meadow. Over 40 species of bird can be found here and there are huge numbers of insects and invertebrates in our dead wood habitats.

Habitats

Discover all the different areas of the park that our plants and animals call home and take a more detailed look at the types of habitat that we provide for local wildlife.

Wildlife events

There are loads of great wildlife events you can join in with. Visit us in spring or autumn for seasonal colour or visit us after dark in summer to take part in our bat walks.

What have you seen?

If you've been to visit us and taken photos of the plants and animals here we'd love to see them, so get in touch with your best snaps and stories.

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