Marden Meadow green-winged orchid
Kent Wildlife Trust
An excellent example of an unimproved hay meadow. Designated as Kent's Coronation Meadow.
This idyllic reserve serves to remind visitors of just how much of this classic English landscape has been lost. Consists of three fields it boasts one of the best remaining examples of unimproved haymeadows in Kent. Green-winged orchids are abundant in May and later in the year many daises, vetches and wild grass are common. Two ponds feature here, the smaller of the two often having an abundant show of water violet. The larger pond has stands of bulrush and vegetation that provides a nesting habitat for reed warblers and geese.
Find out more about the Coronation Meadows project here.