Biodiversity walk to explore how to support nature

We are inviting the local community to join a biodiversity walk around our grounds on 19 July.

This event is now fully booked but you can join the waiting list on EventBrite.

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Biodiversity events

The knowledgeable and engaging Simon Blackley, Nurture Group’s Biodiversity Manager will talk about the park’s flora and fauna during a lunchtime wander. He’ll point out interesting plants and their importance for insects, and explain how individuals can support wildlife in their own gardens.

The walk is free of charge and there are two slots to choose from:
• 12-12.45pm
• 1.15-2pm

Please check back on the website for future events.

We’ll meet on the Manor Café terrace.

We’ve organised the walk – which is open to the general public and people based on the park – as part of our commitment to a six-year biodiversity scheme. We have been working with Nurture Landscapes, which maintains the grounds, on making sure that there is enough food sources and suitable habitats on the park for bumblebees, birds, hedgehogs and insects. The scheme’s aims also includes raising awareness of biodiversity.

Visitors are also welcome to explore the grounds and walk round our tree trail before or after the talk. A free map is available from the Manor Café during its opening hours – 9am-4pm on working weekdays. The trail takes in eleven of our notable trees, which are marked by plaques in the grounds.

Our grounds are open to the public 8am-6pm on working weekdays and are only a short walk from the centre of Wallingford. There is also a bus stop outside the site and ample parking on the site.