Welcome to Berry Court Wood
Berry Court is a beautiful privately owned 48 acre site of ancient woodland, located on the Hoo peninsula. The Wood is a haven for both plants and animals, with many species of rare butterflies and birds present. Indeed many of the country’s nightingales nest annually in Berry Court.
The site is managed with the primary purpose of increasing biodiversity. This is achieved by creating different habitat zones. Five-meter grass rides mowed annually run through the wood, adjacent to which are scrub zones which are cut bi or tri annually. Beyond the scrub zone is a coppiced zone of 2.5 meters (coppicing entails cutting trees to ground level so they will grow again). The cuttings from the coppiced area are used to create a further habitat zone of dry hedgerows, which act as natural boundaries, enhance privacy, and encourage nesting birds.