Animals, Insects & Birds
Diverse wildlife amidst glorious ancient woodland.
Birdsong fills the air in Spring as returning warblers prepare to nest alongside resident woodpeckers, thrushes and finches.
Rare visitors like firecrest and woodcock find shelter in the Winter and unusual migrants such as pied flycatchers and redstarts stop off to refuel on their long journeys in Spring and Autumn.
Slow-worms like the long grass, lichens decorate the tombstones and, at night, bats feed over the trees whilst badgers and foxes forage below.
Plants, Trees & Flowers
As well as many fine native trees, several magnificent exotic trees and shrubs survive from the original Victorian planting.
Primroses carpet the paths in late winter while other wild flowers, many persisting from the meadows that pre-date the cemetery.
Burnet saxifrage, field scabious and ladies bedstraw grow amongst the old tombstones in Summer, providing food for all sorts of butterflies such as marbled white and ringlet.