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PLANTS

Dunorlan enjoys rich and varied habitats - from meadow and grasslands to hedgerows, shrubberies and flowerbeds, all the vision of the famed Victorian landscape gardener, Robert Marnock.

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Dunorlan's lake and water areas accommodate white and yellow water-lilies, marsh marigold and the more unusual bogbean.

DID YOU KNOW?
 

Hawthorn is the most common  tree and shrub on the south side of the Park, with hazel, field maple and wild rose making up much of the hedgerow.

Many of Dunorlan's plants hide rocks that are not natural.  

 

Pulhamite, widely used in parks and gardens by the Victorians, is an artificial rock created by a company in Hertfordshire by coating rubble with a cement mixture.  Dunorlan's 'natural' rocks are a mix of sandstone and Pulhamite, designed to reflect rock outcrops around the Tunbridge Wells area.

Over 30 types of flowering plants and grasses grow on Dunorlan's meadows, including red fescue, cocksfoot and white clover. in the mown grassland, find league's  yarrow, ox-eye daisy and creeping buttercup.

Wild plants including scarlet pimpernel, foxglove and coltsfoot sprout in shut areas, whilst the marsh areas feature bird's-foot trefoil and willow herb.