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Hutchison's Meadow

Hutchison's Meadow is an interesting flower-rich grassland that is a mix of spring fed wet grassland and drier grassland associated with sand and gravels.

A superb colony of southern marsh orchid

Hutchison's Meadow is an interesting flower-rich grassland that is a mix of spring fed wet grassland and drier grassland associated with sand and gravels.

The wet grassland includes species such as ragged-robin, common fleabane, square-stalked St John's-wort and there is a superb colony of southern marsh orchid.
The drier parts of the meadow support typical meadow species such as sweet-vernal grass, red clover, yellow rattle, meadow and bulbous buttercups.

The meadow was kindly donated to Suffolk Wildlife Trust by Sir Peter and Lady Hutchison. 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Meadow
Species
Ragged-Robin, Red Clover, Sweet Vernal-grass, Meadow Buttercup

Nearby nature reserves

Bromeswell Green
1 miles - Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Foxburrow Farm
1 miles - Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Sutton & Hollesley Commons
3 miles - Suffolk Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Melton Road, Woodbridge
Woodbridge
Suffolk
IP12 1PD
Map reference
TM280502

GPS Info
Park near recreation ground on road side, reserve entrance 50m further north east along B1438.

Great for...
spring flowers
wildflowers
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
Gate to reserve needs to be locked so visiting is by arrangement only. Best to visit before hay cut in July.
Size
1.00 hectares
Status
County Wildlife Site
Access
Key required

By arrangement only, telephone 01473 890089 to arrange a date.
Walking information
Walking conditions can be very damp and uneven
Parking
Roadside parking
Dogs
Guide dogs only
Grazing animals
Sheep summer graze or after hay cut
Reserve manager
Susan Stone
Tel: 01473 890089