From lichens, fungi, bryophytes and flowering plants to reptiles, mammals, birds and invertebrates, Stroud’s old cemetery is a key wildlife site and designated Local Nature Reserve.
It was originally planted by a local nurseryman in the 1850s.
He created an elaborate garden with exotic trees and shrubs, such as Lawson Cypress, Chinese Thuja and Portugal Laurel.
His careful planting has been maintained for over 150 years, creating a peaceful sanctuary for both people and wildlife.
In all, over 270 different kinds of plants and animals are found in the old cemetery, thriving in the grassland and woodland on the sunny, south facing slopes.
We are interested in finding out about your wildlife sightings, at the cemetery or any of our other Green Spaces.
If you spot anything, we would like to know:
WHAT you saw
WHERE you saw it
WHEN you saw it
Please email us.