A vibrant carpet of bluebells can be seen here each spring.
Deciduous woodland, conifer and sweet chestnut plantation, as well as bog and heath.
South Blean is part of the wider Blean living landscape stretching through a 16 km arc to the west and north of Canterbury. The reserve, which has been established by a series of acquisitions between 1966 and 2006, covers some 329 hecatres of mixed native deciduous woodland, conifer and sweet chestnut plantations, as well as bog and heath. Its more undulating topography and range of soils produce a greater vareity of habitats than the Trust's other Blean reserves.
The Trust is gradually removing the conifers to allow natural regeneration of species and habitats. Grazing animals are being used in the bog and heath areas and a coppice management programme has been restored. This benefits a vareity of species such as nightjar, nightinagle, lesser-spotted woodpecker and buzzard.