Wild Flower Garden

Fritillaires The churchyard of St John's, like so many others, was derived from ancient meadowland.  It was a delight to discover some years ago, a purple spotted orchid in bloom there. 

In 1997, the Parochial Church Council decided to designate that region of the churchyard a conservation area.  The aim was to protect the orchid and also to introduce and encourage other wild plant species. 

 A variety of grasses and colourful wild flowers flourish including, violets, primroses, fritillaries, cowslips, ox-eye daisies and red campion, in addition to the orchid which  produced two flower spikes initially, with another one in 2013, and two more were discovered in June 2014.