Wild Life Meadow



Local Housing Development poses threat to       Sanctuary &Woodland & Wild Life Habitat

Holly Hedge have purchased a field next to its entrance to enable the Sanctuary to create a Wild Flower Meadow, to include a bluebell wood and a pond. This will offer a safe haven for wildlife bringing bats, birds, deer and woodland creatures under the protection of the Sanctuary.

The new Meadow will also offer 3. 5acres of open space for rescue dogs to run off lead.

Our Rescue dogs are usually exercised in nearby woodland but because of safety must always be on a lead.

Our play paddocks are fun but too small for properly running free, the new Freedom Meadow will give the dogs plenty of open space to run and explore.

Holly Hedge have exciting plans to also create a Resource Centre, Gift Shop and Cafe, and we welcome our supporters to join our effort to raise funds to create a haven for all animals in our care.

Please DONATE to help our Conservation and Run Free Project. Thank You

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary, Wild Country Lane, Barrow Gurney, BS48 3SE     01275 474710  Cheques Payable to The Meadow Trust Sort Code. 56 00 05. Account No. 22095640


The Conservation Project will be supported and partnered by, Avon Wildlife Trust who will advise, monitor and store records. RSPB, Avon Bat group, Butterfly Conservation and the Friends of the Earth Bee Cause will provide learning resources and help with Wild Life identification of species. Secret World Wild Life Rescue will continue to support us with medical care for any injured or sick wild life coming into our care and the Sanctuary’s protection campaign is also supported by Barrow Gurney Parish Council.





 A New Wild life Resource Centre will widen educational facilities for visitors and students and will provide wild life resources, books, a cafe area and Gift Shop.

Our education officer will be encouraging local schools and the community to take part in the annual butterfly count, build Bee and Bees and help spot bat and bird species.

We are looking for volunteers who are familiar with our local wild life to help monitor and record species.

‘FREEDOM MEADOW’ – A Meadow too for Doggy Heaven

This new facility will also provide off lead freedom walk time for rescue dogs who currently have to be exercised on lead at all times. Their play paddocks are fun but too small to run free with their handler s.

The Wild Flower Meadow with its mown pathways and interesting pond life will enhance the sanctuary and its facilities.


We also hope to:                                                   

Create a  Pond

Build a Bat Folly and install bat & boxes

Create Wonderful Planting & seating

Build a Meadow store/ garage

Buy Mower & Seed spreader, equipment and Tools

Event Space 

With the purchase of the field, we will have our very own Holly Hedge Events space to hold fundraisers for both the Meadow Trust and Sanctuary including small fetes, a Christmas Fayre, Educational walks, School Visits and any other activities that can hopefully provide much needed funds.


Extra Car Parking 

With the purchase of additional land, we are hoping to sympathetically expand our current car parking area to provide visitors and volunteers with ample parking for both the Sanctuary and Freedom meadow events.


Project Co-ordinator: Pam Bytheway    01934 631393        pam.bytheway@hollyhedge.org.uk