Exploring Teers Meadow
About Teers Meadow
Behind the Church of St John the Baptist on Marley Rd is one of the hidden gems of the village. An area of chalk grassland at the foot of the North Downs that is teeming with wildlife. Teers Meadow was bought by Harrietsham Parish Council on behalf of the village to protect this wonderful area from development inappropriate use.
The meadow is home to many wildflowers, reptiles, mammals, butterflies and other wildlife. It is also a valuable place for local people who walk and spend time enjoying the meadow. Teers Meadow will not stay this way if it is left and so the Parish Council have taken steps, with the help of grant funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to not just keep the meadow as it is but to make it even better for wildlife. The meadow has been fenced and is now grazed every autumn to make sure that the wild flowers thrive and the brambles and trees don’t take over.
It’s not just about the wildlife. There are opportunities to get involved in finding out more about the site and to get involved either looking for wildlife or to take part in practical management tasks. Look out for events that are taking place at Teers Meadow or contact the Parish Council if you would like more information.
To find out more about the meadow and about two walks around our lovely village download the Harrietsham Discovery Trail Leaflet (below).