Quarry Wood Nature Reserve

Type:Garden

Near West Farleigh, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 0NH

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Managed by Kent Wildlife Trust, Quarry Wood is 26 hectares of ancient mixed woodland located near West Farleigh. The south side of the reserve has mature oak and beech. Between here and the old ragstone quarry, ash and sycamore can be found in the long damp valley. There is a small area of conifers in the centre of the reserve in what was once a hop garden.

The sides of the stream at the bottom of the valley are covered in plants such as golden saxifrage, Cuckooflower, red campion and a large colony of ramsons. The valley slopes are covered with dog’s mercury, early purple orchid, twayblade and the occasional common-spotted orchid.

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opening 2022 (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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