This Saturday 20th April, 2013 Transition Wadhurst will meet at the Sparrows Green Pavillion at 230pm. The talk will be by Matt from The High Weald Landscape Trust.
Then 3pm to 430 pm we will look at some historic landscape features such as old hedgerows.
Join us to walk along some of the old historic hedgerows in East Sussex and learn about our amazing botanical heritage. Come along to spot Wild primroses, Foxglove, Dog Violets and other early spring plants.
Ancient hedgerows are often located on hedge banks with ditches. They can form old boundaries to fields and Parklands, such as deer parks, perhaps King Henry VIII’s old hunting grounds.
Many of the East Sussex hedgerows have been managed by hedge laying,for hundreds of years, to make them stock proof. These hedgerows are connected to Ancient semi-natural woodlands and they form part of the historic landscape surrounding the village of Wadhurst. These hedgerows are impossible to recreate authentically and are vulnerable to disturbance. For these reasons, it is important to protect our ancient hedgerows and their species of plants and animals, as well as the soils associated with them. We will take you on a tour of our unique old historic hedgerows; landvision.co.uk.