SUFFOLK FLORA PRESERVATION TRUST
The Suffolk Flora Preservation Trust is an entirely volunteer-run conservation Charity (reg. no. 802804), guided by the wishes of the late Francis Simpson. The Trust’s mission is to purchase land to “permanently preserve for the benefit of the public generally, especially the inhabitants of the county of Suffolk, sites of beauty or historical or ecological interest or scientific importance and in particular the natural flora of the county of Suffolk”.
The Trust relies solely on the hard work and dedication of local volunteers to function — flora enthusiasts, writers, photographers, artists, scientific recorders, conservationists, Druids and archaeology specialists.
The Trust owns two wild Reserves — Simpson’s Fromus Valley near Kelsale (Saxmundham) and Orchid Glade near Hasketon (Woodbridge). Marvel at Fromus Valley's fascinating medieval history. Read in our Blog how both Reserves are now left free to develop throughout the year, and see our Visuals (photos and videos) of their flora and fauna, or check the detailed Species Lists, produced by knowledgable experts in those subjects. Read about our Founder, the inspiring Francis Simpson, and the origins of the Trust, and finally get involved yourself through volunteering or Guardianship (membership).
To provide protection to sensitive flora, the gates to both Reserves are normally locked, and the Reserves are closed to unauthorised visitors. Each site is open two or three mornings a year when members of the public are welcome.
☞ For directions to our Reserves and for more information about visiting them,
please see our Open Days page.