Arable & Horticulture

Arable & Horticulture -

Kent is not called the 'Garden of England' for nothing. Thirty-nine percent of Kent's entire land use is classified as arable & horticulture, equivalent to 150,000 hectares (KHS2003). The field margin - between the crop and the field boundary - fallow land and set-aside areas, intensively managed orchards and commercial horticultural land (nurseries, flowerbeds and vegetable plots) are all included in this habitat description. These all offer the potential to support wildlife.

The Kent Biodiversity Partnership is keen to continue its work with farmers and landowners in all areas of farm and land management to ensure that wildlife is borne in mind.

Download the habitat fact sheet to find out more or view specific conservation objectives for the associated UK BAP priority habitats of Kent.

Link: UK BAP Conservation Statement

Associated Species:

Birds: Skylark, corn bunting, song thrush and grey partridge
Flowering plants: cornflower, shepherd's needle

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Associated Action Plan

Traditional Orchards