Wildlife

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Meadows

Meadow grasses which are allowed to grow naturally

Conservation of these meadows is carried out by a traditional system of annual hay cutting enabling plants to seed. The grass has never been sprayed with artifical fertilisers but allowed to grow.

Wetlands

Lush wetlands along the river wandle

An area of marshland lies to the north of the park, where in winter and spring this area is allowed to flood for wading birds and invertebrates.

Woodland

Enjoy beautiful autumn leaf colours

There are native trees such as oak, beech, ash, birch and some fine riverside willows and alders. It is important there are trees of different ages forming a patchwork of habitats to encourage different species of birds.

Roses

Roses are red.... © NT Morden Hall Park

The rose garden comes alive each summer with 25 varieties of florabunda roses displayed across 38 flowerbeds.

Wildflowers

Meadow grasses © NT Morden Hall Park

The meadows are managed to provide a mixture of natural grasses and wild flowers during summer. The marshes and rivers edge provide wetland habitats for marsh flowers, like yellow iris and marsh marigold.

Trees

A conker tree in flower © NT Morden Hall Park

Many of the trees in the park were planted in the 19th and 20th centuries by the Hatfeild family. There is an ornamental avenue of lime and horse-chestnut trees, a mulberry tree said to have been planted by Huguenots in the 18th century and one of the oldest yews in England.

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