Meander through carpets of bluebells and lesser celandine in spring or under canopies of vibrant summer foliage and autumnal reds and golds on a woodland farm walk. There is beauty and tranquillity to be found here even on a crisp winter's day.
Woodland across Kent is important for maintaining the habitats of many of the priority species of wild birds in Britain among them, the firecrest and the nightingale. More than fifteen percent of the UK population of nightingale can be found in Kent. You may hear one before you see these beautiful birds.
Ten thousand trees make up Rainbow Wood at the top north corner of the farm, which was formerly a commemorative woodland. Here you will find native British trees including Oak, Ash, Hornbeam, Field Maple, Wild Service and Crab Apple.
Wood sculptures are placed at intervals along the walks and woodcraft is also taught on the farm. Some of the nesting boxes for birds that can be seen hanging on the trunks of trees on the farm have been made by Canterbury Oast Trust residents.