Backwell Environment Trust

...10+ years of conservation, protection, improvement...

Plants and Flowers

We have a wonderful variety of plants and grasses on our reserves - 270 species or more! Through careful management, we nurture three distinct types of habitat with their own special varieties of plants:

  • Ancient Woodland - with indicator species such as Dog's Mercury and Sanicle
  • Traditional Limestone Grassland - with species such as Common Spotted Orchid and the wonderfully-named Ploughman's Spikenard!
  • Acid Heathland - supporting species such as Bell Heather and Tormentil

Click on a photo, below, to scroll through this gallery of our less common plants and to learn a bit about them.

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