Flora & Fauna
The Gnoll Estate Country Park supports a great variety of
plants, flowers and trees including its own arboretum. Below is a
taste of wildlife you will see on your visit.
The Gnoll estate Country Park has its own arboretum. An
arboretum is a collection of trees. Created by the Mackworth
family in the 19th century many species of trees were planted
around the main house. Arboretum's are special places for the
cultivation and display of a wide variety of different kinds of
Arboretums differ from pieces of woodland or plantations
because they are botanically significant collections with a variety
of tree species rather than just a few kinds. Some of the
trees that can be found in the arboretum at the park are
Oaks, Giant Red Wood lime trees & Sweet
Chestnuts to name but a few.
The Hollow Oak
To the side of the fishpond you will find the hollow oak
tree. Its core has been completely hollow since at least the 1950's
and has recently been fitted with bars to support the structure.
Amazingly the tree has managed to survive in this condition and
each Summer produces a full and health crop of leaves and
Plants & Flowers
A feast of colour can be found at Gnoll Estate Country Park
through the many flowering plants and ferns. If you take a walk
through fishpond wood in the spring you will walk through a carpet
of bluebells. You can also find daisies, buttercups,
orchids & wood sorrel nestled amongst the trees and
through the open grasslands.
team have created 2 nature reserves within the park to improve the
wildlife surrounding the ponds. Nature reserves are a haven of
activity and are home to a range of amphibians and reptiles.
The plants on the nature reserves are let to grow wild and free
so that the surrounding wildlife can use the cover to
hibernate through the colder months. Some of the plants you may
spot on the nature reserve are water forget-mo-nots, marsh marigold
and yellow iris's.