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Elmdon Manor

Woodland, a meadow, ponds and an old walled garden

This reserve contains an old walled garden with meadow, woodland and ponds. It is a good reserve for birds such as nuthatch, goldcrests and warblers. There are some unusual naturalised garden species.


Inside the garden’s ivy-clothed walls, efforts have been made to re-establish the original fruit orchard where michaelmas daisy and rosebay willowherb provide a colourful display. Spring blossoms attract many bees, hoverflies and butterflies to this quintessential English orchard.


Outside the imposing walls, mature oak, elm and yew provide open woodland, attracting buzzard, sparrowhawk and jays. The reestablishment of a wildflower meadow gives rise to swathes of delightful flora, including cuckooflower, common knapweed and St John’s-wort.

Nearby nature reserves

Shadowbrook Meadows
2 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Parkridge Centre, Brueton Park, Solihull
3 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
4 miles - The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country

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Reserve information

0.5km south west of Elmdon. turn off Damson Parkway near roundabout. Access is from the road leading to Elmdon Church
B92 9EJ
Map reference
SP 164 826
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Best time to visit
Mar - Nov
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5.06 hectares

Flat, soft patches, muddy in winter, clear footpaths
Walking information
Flat, soft patches, muddy in winter, clear footpaths
Park in layby opposite gate at entrance
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Karl Curtis
Tel: 02476 302912 from reserve pages