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Water and wildlife

Water runs all the way through Wakehurst Place bringing with it a rich diversity of wildlife including birds, butterflies, badgers and dormice. Take time to enjoy the peaceful waters surrounded by both wild native woodland and more ornate, planted flower beds.

Exterior of Seeboard field study centre
The SEEBOARD Field Study Centre stands at the back of the meadow close to the entrance of the Loder Valley Nature Reserve.
Bluebells in the Loder Valley Reserve
Opened in 1980, the focus of the Loder Valley Nature Reserve is on conservation of the plants and animals of the High Weald of Sussex.
The Bog Garden at Wakehurst
The Bog Garden is planted around a small pond close to the Slips.
The Iris Dell at Wakehurst
Including the Slips, Black Pond, Ditch Beds, Iris Dell and Water Garden. The stream running through the Slips connects several water-based garden features.
People walking through Wakehurst's woodland zone
Wakehurst's fascinating woodlands contain specimens of temperate trees from all around the world.