Marden Meadow



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An excellent example of an unimproved hay meadow. Designated as Kent's Coronation Meadow.


Between Marden and Staplehurst on Marden Road
TN12 0JQ

OS Map Reference

TQ 764 444

A static map of Marden Meadow

Know before you go

6 hectares

Parking information

Charged Parking - £2.50 for the day - weekdays and weekends

Bicycle parking


Grazing animals

Sheep and cattle will occasionally be on site.

Walking trails

Paths are relatively flat but can become wet in poor conditions. Please stay on the paths.


There are medium mobility kissing gates. The surface is grass, level, smooth. There is some flooding in winter.


No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July: Green-winged orchids and wildflowers

About the reserve

This idyllic reserve serves to remind visitors of just how much of this classic English landscape has been lost. It boasts one of the best remaining examples of unimproved hay meadows in Kent. Green-winged orchids are abundant in May and later in the year many daises, vetches and wild grass are common.

There are 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.

Contact us

Matt Hayes
Contact number: 01622 662012

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)