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Local Wildflower Sites

Local Wildflower Sites

 

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Potwell Dyke Grasslands, Southwell NG25 0GD

The 1.72 hectares of Potwell Dyke Grasslands are the last natural remnants of the Archbishop of York’s deer park and hunting ground. Owned by Southwell Minster Chapter they comprise mainly of hay and wet meadows with smaller areas of marsh, ponds, divided by ancient hedges and bordered in part by the Potwell Dyke. Now a site of Importance for Nature Conservation, the area is managed by volunteers as a nature reserve. It is remarkable for the range and abundance of wildflowers and is one of a dwindling number of wholly natural grassland meadows locally. Over 200 hundred plant species have been identified including 4 orchid species, ragged robin and other moist meadow plants.

There is a carpark and entrance in Bishop’s Drive/Memorial Drive off Westgate, Southwell (the A612) adjacent to the Minster.

 

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