Hutchison's Meadow nature reserve Suffolk Wildlife Trust

By Steve Aylward

Hutchison's Meadow nature reserve Suffolk Wildlife Trust

By Steve Aylward

Hutchison's Meadow nature reserve Suffolk Wildlife Trust

By Steve Aylward

Hutchison's Meadow Nature Reserve

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.

Location

Melton Road
Woodbridge
Suffolk
IP12 1PD

OS Map Reference

TM280502
A static map of Hutchison's Meadow Nature Reserve

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Entry fee

Free

Grazing animals

Sheep summer graze or after hay cut

Walking trails

Access via kissing gate off Melton playing field.

Walking conditions can be very damp and uneven

Access

Not suitable for wheelchairs

Dogs

No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Best to visit before hay cut in July.

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

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. 

Contact us

Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01473 890089

Environmental designation

County Wildlife Site