Griffiths Avenue Local Nature Reserve

Griffiths Avenue Local Nature reserve can be found in the St Mark's area of Cheltenham.

A Victorian stable building and walled garden in over two and a half acres of land, it was part of the old Granleys Estate and the first nature reserve in the borough to receive English Nature's statutory Local Nature Reserve status.


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There are two wild flower meadows supporting over fifteen species of butterfly and a wealth of flowers and grasses. A range of small mammals including badgers, foxes and bats have made their homes on the reserve. There is also a varied range of trees including Monterey Cypress and Wellingtonia Sequoia.

Site management

The management plan for this site is currently being amended.

Rangers have carried out seasonal work at Griffiths Avenue over the years with groups from the community service unit of Gloucestershire Probation Service. These have included the construction and maintenance of paths and fences, vegetation clearance, habitat piles and tree care.

If you have any questions please contact the Community Rangers.