Photo of adonis on scabious (S Dennis, 2006)

adonis on scabious (SDennis2006)

Chalk Grassland Flowers

Can you identify the flowers of chalk grassland? Learn more about this special habitat and its key plants, starting at Sevenoaks and visiting other local reserves.

Event details


10.30am -4pm
A static map of Chalk Grassland Flowers

About the event

This course is an introduction to plants of chalk grassland in Kent, the reasons why this habitat is so special, and the key plants that define the richest habitat. 

The day will begin with a short lecture on the characteristic plants of the Kentish Chalk, the variation between those that are more frequent in west and eastern parts of the county, those that are indicators of the very best chalk grassland.

This will be followed by a visit to a local site in the Darenth valley for a practical demonstration of the species.

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Give examples of the plants characteristic of chalk grassland
  • Identify some important indicator species that define the richest habitat.

Led by Joyce Pitt, Botanist.
Suitable for beginners and improvers.


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
Only guide dogs are allowed on the reserve. Dogs are allowed in the car park and picnic area on a lead.


Picnic area

Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622 662012