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Brandon Hill Nature Park
wildlfower meadow
for city wildflower meadows and woodlands

The Trust pioneered urban conservation in Bristol in 1980, by turning an area of Brandon Hill Park into a haven for wildlife in the heart of the city.

What to look out for

The wildflower meadow is full of cowslips in spring but is at its best in midsummer, when ox-eye daisies, yellow rattle and knapweed add a fine splash of colour. A pond provides a breeding site for frogs, toads and smooth newts. Along the attractive woodland walk, birds such as jay, bullfinch and blackcap may be seen.

The top of Brandon Hill commands a fine view of the city towards the River Avon. The river takes a sharp bend to the north to flow through the Avon Gorge.

Further information

Brandon Hill is owned by Bristol City Council and managed by agreement.


Located in the centre of Bristol, in the south-west corner of Brandon Hill Park overlooking Jacobs Wells Road. Access for wheelchairs from Great George Street and Berkeley Square only.


  Getting there by
Bike View a location map of the reserve on the National Cycle Network website.
Public transport Go to www.traveline.org.uk

The nearest parking is the West End Car Park or metered spaces on Great George Street, Berkeley Square or Jacobs Wells Road. The park can be accessed from a number of entrances, and the Trust manages the section as shown by the interpretation boards in the park.


Further information
Reserves in this area
Look for...

Bumblebee on black knapweed

Bloody crane's bill

Chiff chaff

Keith Giles


Yellow rattle
Emma Foulerton

reserve map
reserve map
Reserve map National Cycle Network
Location details
Grid ref
ST 577 728
Area 2.0 hectares
Nearest postcode to reserve BS8 1DR
(0.025 km from grid reference)