Bloomers Valley

A breathtaking spectacle in high summer but with a special serenity during winter, Bloomers Valley is a landmark meadow restoration where you can enjoy our rich local grasslands.

Aerial view of Bloomers Valley at Wakehurst

Bloomers Valley captures the rich species of local Wealden grassland.

The visual wonder of the meadow is accompanied by the music of a huge community of humming, buzzing insects thriving within its rich diversity. 

Bloomers Valley is home to a specatcular variety of typical Wealden meadow flowers: saw wort (Serratula tinctoria), bettony (Stachys officinalis) and Dyers’ greenweed (Genista tinctoria). The meadow was restored using a combination of donor seed from local meadows such as Bedelands and techniques such as grazing and adding a grass parasite (yellow rattle). 

A bee on a purple flower
A bee on a flower in Bloomers Valley

Woodlands of the world  

Wakehurst’s woodlands contain specimens of temperate trees from all around the world and carpets of wildflowers which provide contrasting colours throughout the year. Our trees are grouped according to the areas of the world in which they grow naturally. Known as a phytogeographic planting system, it’s an amazing way to travel the world from the heart of Sussex.

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