Wellington College Habitats
Wellington College is immensely blessed with 400 acres of very diverse habitats: mature gardens, parkland, mixed woodland, ponds and lakes, heathland, and lowland bog. While we have immaculate lawns, pitches and golf greens, we also have the luxury of sufficient space to leave some areas less managed and a little more as nature intended. The golf course alone has a great variety of habitats including woodland, heathland and ponds. Our site continues beyond the ‘perimeter’ fence up to the edge of Little Sandhurst; this unenclosed area has been declared a Local Nature Reserve, part of which has been designated a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’. This designation is because it is an unusually diverse site comprising mixed woodland, heath and bog, and particularly because, sadly, British lowland bog has decreased by about 94% in the last century.