Green spaces

 

Jennycliff wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

There are several areas of wildflower meadows which are located to the west of Stamford Lane and to the west and south-west of the Jennycliff car park on Staddon Lane

Ashery Woods and Warren Plantation (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Ashery Woods and Warren Plantation (CWS) comprise mixed broadleaved woodland with occasional conifer trees

Aylesbury Playing Fields

Aylesbury Playing Fields

Type: Wildflower meadow

The wildflower meadow can be found to the north of Aylesbury Playing Field, adjacent to Cann Woods Local Nature Reserve.

Aylesbury playing fields wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

Aylesbury playing fields wildflower meadow can be found to the north of Aylesbury playing field, adjacent to Cann Woods Local Nature Reserve

Billacombe (Ecological SSSI)

Type: Sites of special scientific interest

Billacombe Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Billacombe Green wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

Billacombe Green is a species-rich field of neutral grassland with the most abundant grass species being yellow oat-grass and red fescue with occasional cock's-foot and false oat-grass

Billacombe Railway (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Billacombe Railway (CWS) is located in the south east of Plymouth adjacent to the A379

Billacombe Road bee verge/wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

Billacombe Road bee verge consists of low growing native plants such as red clover, lady's bedstraw and non-native annuals for a splash of colour

Bircham Valley (LNR)

Type: Local nature reserve

Bircham Valley is a Local Nature Reserve located in the north of Plymouth immediately south of Derriford Hospital.

Bircham Valley wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

There are three of wild flower grassland areas within the Bircham Valley Local Nature Reserve

Blagdon's Meadow (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Blagdon's Meadow (CWS) is a 3.8 hectares site of reclaimed grassland located in the east of Plymouth between the Plym Estuary and Embankment Road

Blagdon's Meadow wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

Blagdon's Meadow wildflower meadow is designated County Wildlife Site because of the presence of several Devon notable species.

Bond Street playing fields wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

Bond Street playing fields wildflower meadow can be found to the north and south of the playing pitches

Brickfields Triangle wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

A wildflower meadow has been created on an area which previously comprised amenity grassland

Budshead Wood (LNR)

Type: Local nature reserve

Budshead Wood is a Local Nature Reserve located in the north-west of Plymouth immediately east of Ernesettle and south of Tamerton Creek.

Cann Wood (LNR)

Type: Local nature reserve

Cann Wood is a Local Nature Reserve located in the north-west of Plymouth immediately north of Whitleigh and south of Tamerton Foliot.

Cann Wood wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

One of the best wildflower grassland areas in the city located between Cann Wood Local Nature Reserve and Aylesbury Cresent Playing Pitches in Whitleigh.

Central Park wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

Central Park now has a stunning 2.2 hectares for pollinators as a result of large scale wildflower meadow creation

Coleman Drive open space wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

The wildflower meadow can be accessed from a variety of locations, including the western end of Coleman Drive and from Goosewell Road

Devil's Point (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Devil's Point (CWS) is located in the south west of Plymouth, on the coast at the south end of Durnford Street

Devonport Park wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

A wildflower meadow area was created to the east and west of Park Avenue in Devonport Park

Downfield Drive open space wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

The wildflower meadow can be found to the south of Downfield Drive and is easily accessed by the footpath/cyclepath that runs along the southern edge of the houses

Efford Marsh (LNR)

Type: Local nature reserve

Efford Marsh is a Local Nature Reserve located in the east of Plymouth between the A38 and Efford

Efford Marsh wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

The grasslands occupy the moderate slopes between the mature woodlands and the wetland habitats on this site

Efford Valley wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

In 2011 a small area of wildflower meadow was created just off Severn Place

Embankment Road bee verge/wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

In 2014 we created bee verges and pictorial meadows along this arterial route into the city

Ernesettle Complex (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Ernesettle Complex (CWS) is located in the north west of Plymouth adjacent to the River Tamar with dramatic views

Faraday Road (Geological SSSI)

Type: Sites of special scientific interest

Forder Valley (LNR)

Type: Local nature reserve

Forder Valley is a Local Nature Reserve in the northeast of Plymouth, next to the communities of Leigham, Estover and Eggbuckland

Forder Valley wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

There are two semi-improved grassland areas within the reserve

Frys Nursery (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Frys Nursery (CWS) is located in the east of Plymouth between the areas of Plymstock and Plympton

Gdynia Way wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

Following road widening in 2012, the former railway embankment has been sown with wildflower seeds

Ham Woods (LNR)

Type: Local nature reserve

Ham Woods is located just south of the A38, adjacent to the Burrington Industrial Estate and north of the areas of Ham and Pennycross

Ham Woods wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

Neutral grasslands with a moderate botanical interest are located towards the centre of the reserve

Hardwick Wood (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Hardwick Wood (CWS) is located in the east of Plymouth, just south of Plympton and north of the A38

Hill Crest Drive wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

The wildflowers can be found along the road verge and they create a burst of colour around the subway entrances

Hoe and Madeira Road (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Plymouth Hoe and Madeira Road (CWS) is located on the seafront, just a five minute walk from the city centre

Hooe Lake (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Hooe Lake (CWS) is located in the south east of Plymouth next to Radford Lake and Quarry

Jennycliff (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Jennycliff (CWS) is located in the south of Plymouth and boasts breathtaking views of the city and Plymouth Sound

Jigsaw gardens wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

Located between Drake's Circus, the University and the Plymouth Museum is a temporary pictorial meadow.

Kings Tamerton Wood (LNR)

Type: Local nature reserve

Kings Tamerton Wood covers around eight hectares and is located in the west of Plymouth adjacent to the neighbourhood of Kings Tamerton.

Kinterbury Creek (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Kinterbury Creek (CWS) is located in the west of Plymouth, between Barne Barton and St Budeaux on the Tamar Estuary.

Lakeside Drive wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

Our apprentices planted the orchard in Lakeside Drive in February 2015

Leigham Wood (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Leigham Wood (CWS) is located in the east of Plymouth just north of the Marsh Mills Retail Park

Milford Lane and Budshead Road wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

The wildflowers can be seen near the corner of MilfordLane/Budshead Road

Mount Batten wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

The wildflowers at Lawrence Road, Mount Batten can be seen on the steep bank to the north of Mount Batten Tower

Mount Gould wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

The project involved local schools and communities in conserving bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinating insects.

Mount Wise (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Mount Wise (CWS) is located in Devonport, overlooking the Hamoaze with fantastic views over to the Royal William Yard and Mount Edgcumbe

Mount Wise (Geological SSSI)

Type: Sites of special scientific interest

Mount Wise Site of Special Scientific Interest

Mount Wise wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

Mount Wise is designated as a County Wildlife Site because of the presence of limestone grassland and records of six Devon Notable plant species

North Cross wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

We've transformed North Cross roundabout into a wildflower haven

Novorossiysk Road bee verge/wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

These consist of low growing native plants such as red clover and lady's bedstraw and non-native annuals for a splash of colour

Plym Estuary (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Plym Estuary (CWS) is located in the east of Plymouth with the A374 Embankment Road running along its western side

Plym Valley Woods (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Plym Valley Woods (CWS) is located in the east of Plymouth between the areas of Leigham and Plympton

Plymbridge Lane and Estover Road (Ecological SSSI)

Type: Sites of special scientific interest

Plymbridge Lane and Estover Road Site of Special Scientific Interest

Plymouth Sound, shores and cliffs (Geological SSSI)

Type: Sites of special scientific interest

Plymouth Sound, Shores and Cliffs Site of Special Scientific Interest

Plympton Pathfields wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

Wild flower seeds were sown in April 2014 to create the Plympton St Maurice Civic Association's Community Wildflower Meadow

Pomphlett Plantation (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Pomphlett Plantation (CWS) is located in the south east of Plymouth on the edge of Plymstock, north of the A379

Pomphlett Roundabout wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

The wildflowers can be seen to the west of Pomphlett Road, next to the Rhino sculpture

Radford Lake (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Radford Lake (CWS) is located in the south east of Plymouth next to Hooe Lake and Radford Park

Radford Quarry (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Radford Quarry (CWS) is located in the south east of Plymouth next to Radford Lake

Radford Woods (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Radford Woods (CWS) covers 38 hectares and is located in the south-east of Plymouth and is a place where you can relax, walk, play and explore nature

Radford Woods (LNR)

Type: Local nature reserve

Radford Woods covers 40.2 hectares and is located in the south-east of Plymouth and is a place where you can relax, walk, play and explore nature.

Richmond Walk (Geological SSSI)

Type: Sites of special scientific interest

Richmond Walk Site of Special Scientific Interest

Saltram Estate (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Saltram Estate (CWS) is located in the east of Plymouth adjacent to Plym Estuary

Saltram wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

The National Trust created a wildflower meadow over three fields on their Saltram Estate in 2011

Southway Valley (LNR)

Type: Local nature reserve

Southway Valley

Southway Wood (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Southway Wood (CWS) is located in the north of Plymouth just of the A386 Tavistock Road

St Budeaux (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

St Budeaux (CWS) is located within the roadside grass verge on the eastbound carriageway of the A38 Plymouth Parkway, near St Budeaux

St Budeaux bypass wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

As part of the Grow West project, wild flower seeds were planted in early April 2014 along this busy road when entering the city from Cornwall

Staddiscombe playing fields wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

Wildflower meadows surround the playing pitches and clubhouse at Staddiscombe, just off Staddiscombe Road

Stonehouse Creek wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

Stonehouse wildflower meadow was created in October 2012 with the addition of 600 wildflower plug plants with help from a local school

Tamar-Tavy Estuary (Ecological SSSI)

Type: Sites of special scientific interest

Tamar-Tavy Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest

Tavistock Road bee verge/wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

We've created bee verges and pictorial meadows along this arterial route into the city

Trefusis Park wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

Wildflowers can be seen on a steep bank to the east of Trefusis Park

Truro Drive open space wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

The wildflower meadow at Truro Drive Open Space can be seen either side of the path running through the site

Wadlands wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

This site is a beautiful little corner of quiet in the community of Tamerton Foliot, overlooked by the parish church and just off Church Lane and Tamerton Foliot Road

Wallsend Industrial Estate (Geological SSSI)

Type: Sites of special scientific interest

Wallsend Industrial Estate Site of Special Scientific Interest

Warren Point (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Warren Point (CWS) is located in the north west of Plymouth adjacent to the River Tamar

Western King (Geological SSSI)

Type: Sites of special scientific interest

Western King Site of Special Scientific Interest

Whitleigh wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

The site has been planted with 1800 wild flower plug plants and seeded with wildflower meadow mix

Whitleigh Wood (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Whitleigh Wood (CWS) is a Local Nature Reserve located in the north of Plymouth immediately north of Whitleigh and south of Southway

Whitleigh Wood (LNR)

Type: Local nature reserve

Whitleigh Wood is located in the north of Plymouth between the residential districts of Whitleigh, Southway and Tamerton Foliot.Woodland Trust

Wixenford Quarry Marsh (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Wixenford Quarry Marsh (CWS) is located in the south east of Plymouth just off the A379 at Plymstock

Wolverwood Lane wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

A section of the southern road verge along Wolverwood Lane is managed for wildflowers

Woodford Wood (CWS)

Type: County wildlife site

Woodford Wood (CWS) is located in the east of Plymouth adjacent to Plym Valley Woods on the outskirts of Plympton

Woodland Wood (LNR)

Type: Local nature reserve

Woodland Wood

Woodland Wood wildflower meadow

Type: Wildflower meadow

An area of species-rich grassland is located next to the north-west of the reserve, just to the south of Canterbury Drive