Wildflowers at the Larches Nature Reserve

Introduction to Wild Flowers for Beginners

Location: Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve and Jeffery Harrison Visitor Centre, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3DH
Learn how to identify and classify flowers, and how to use an identification book. Practice your new skills by using keys to identify flowers collected from the habitats in the reserve.

Event details


10.30am - 3/4pm
A static map of Introduction to Wild Flowers for Beginners

About the event

    We start in the classroom with an introduction to flowering plants. You will examine specimens and will be shown the important parts required for plant identification and classification. You will also learn how to use identification books and keys. 

    We will then visit various habitats within the reserve, collecting and bringing back specimens to the classroom for identification.

    The remainder of the day will be spent in the Visitor Centre of the Reserve with selected specimens, using the Wild Flower Key to confirm their identification.

    By the end of the session it is expected that you will feel confident to:

    • Recognise some common wild flowers by looking at key features
    • Use identification keys and books

    This wildflower course is designed for absolute beginners.

    Led by Joyce Pitt, Botanist.
    Suitable for beginners


    Phone number

    01622 662012


    Normal fee: £33 per person per day.
    Concessionary fee: Kent Wildlife Trust volunteers, senior citizens, unemployed and students £5 off.

    Know before you go


    Guide dogs only


    Step free access

    Wheelchair access


    Parking information

    Free parking available

    Bicycle parking

    Bicycle parking available


    Picnic area
    Disabled toilet
    Baby changing facilities

    Contact us

    Jill Evington
    Contact number: 01622 662012