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Little Holly Corner

Little Holly Corner Our smallest nature reserve, Little Holly Corner demonstrates just what can be achieved for wildlife in a small space. It provides people with an opportunity to appreciate wildlife on their doorstep.

How to get to Little Holly Corner

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Little Holly Corner can be found on the corner of Staunton Drive and Magnus Road, in the Sherwood area of Nottingham. If using a satnav, enter NG5 3DF - this will take you to Staunton Drive. On-street parking is available on nearby streets.


A community green space for wildlife

Little Holly Corner is a great example of an urban garden habitat - a local community space for wildlife in the heart of Sherwood.

This petite but valuable nature reserve has recently benefitted from a massive makeover, with new fencing, trees, nest boxes, benches and a new information panel.

With both trees and grassy areas, it is a good place to go to sit and watch the garden birds and the butterflies flitting around, on a spring or summer day.

Local residents Nicola Holmes and Martin Willis really value the reserve: "It's great that this area has so much wildlife because of the trees, gardens, hedges and parks nearby. It is really special to have a space reserved just for the wildlife no matter how small. Now it is more visible and attractive for us local people and for the birds, insects and plants."

Wildflower wonder

A range of interesting wildflowers thrive here, many with wonderful names including common star of Bethlehem, lesser celandine and wood anemone. Also look out for bluebells and wild daffodils in spring. Wildflower grassland is an important wildlife habitat. Over the last 50 years Britain has lost around 98% of its wildflower meadows but with your support, we can create new spaces like this, for the wonderful animals, birds and insects that rely on this threatened habitat for their survival.

Birds in the garden

Look out for the big holly tree that gives the reserve its name. Planting trees and shrubs in your garden can provide places for birds to nest, and gardens are great places in which to discover more about bird behaviour. Birds can also be attracted into your garden by putting up a nesting box and ensuring a bird-feeder is topped up with tasty treats.


Membership helps us maintain the site for the benefit of both people and wildlife.
Donations are also vital to help support our reserves, so please consider making a one off donation by texting NWTR01 £10 to 70070. [Feel free to vary the cash figure after the £sign.]


On-street parking is available on nearby streets.

Opening times

Little Holly Corner is open to the public at all times; we recommend visiting in daylight hours.


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