At Trill Farm we work hard to maintain a range of natural habitats: marshes by the ponds; old flower-rich meadows, and relict patches of limestone grassland along the old railway. On this series of botanical strolls we shall explore these habitats and the plants that grow in them. We will concentrate on getting to know how to recognise the commoner plants and understand how the change in seasons is shown in the change of plantlife around us.

Do join us for a Farm Lunch afterwards in the Old Dairy Kitchen, served at 1pm. To book please visit the Old Dairy Kitchen website.

Please bring appropriate clothing for the changeable British weather, sunscreen if necessary and a bottle of water. Wellies are preferable to hiking boots as areas of the farm can get very wet. You might like to bring a notepad, pencil and a camera; a flower book such as Francis Rose's The Wild Flower Key may also be useful.

Please note that some areas of the farm require walking up some short sharp inclines and may prove difficult for those that are mobility-impaired. Unfortunately the walks are not suitable for wheelchair access.

Mike Lock is a retired career botanist and plant ecologist who has lived in the area for 12 years. He leads regular botanical strolls for the Axe Vale and District Conservation Society.


Event times: 10am - 12.30pm

This event is free of charge, but please book so that we know numbers.

If you would like to join us for a Farm Lunch afterwards please call Chris on 07999 923089, or visit the Old Dairy Kitchen website.