The Bluebell Wood is a beautiful native woodland that is alive with Bluebells In April and May. Established two hundred years ago by renowned naturalist Robert Marsham, the wood originally formed part of Stratton Strawless Hall. This area is a treasure trove of native British woodland trees and animals. Oak, Hazel, Chestnut and hornbeams provide a lush canopy under which to stroll. Dappled sunlight reaches through the trees to the woodland floor where ferns and mosses thrive. The Bluebell Wood was the inspiration for the Park as a whole, and as such is a habitat we are really proud to welcome you to.
As you might expect, this sort of habitat is a real draw to wildlife, with birds such as Nut Archers, Tree Creepers, Thrush, Bluetits, Great Tits, Robins and Wrens feeding on the rich insect life. Highlights of the year include Bluebells coming out in April and May, with Snowdrops coming though earlier in February. The lush ferns in the Summer give way to fungi in the Autumn, meaning there is always something of interest any time of the year.
All the burial plots in this wood are double plots. Plots are arranged in a circular pattern around large specimen trees, making a truly unique final resting place for burial or ash interment.
Throughout the Woods are wooden benches providing a place for quiet reflection. These can be sponsored to provide a memorial for someone, as can bird boxes that are popular with our winged visitors!