AREAS RICH IN DIVERSITY
Hylands Park is rich with wildlife with some areas to the east of the park that really stand out for their diversity of habitats. Areas include; coppice woodland, scrub, secondary woodland (trees planted on non-woodland sites), green lane and hedgerow, flower-rich meadow, grassland, ponds and streams, veteran trees and the remains of an old orchard.
During a survey between 2000 and 2003, more than 430 plants, 430 beetles, 400 flies, 90 spiders and 29 mammals including six species of bats were recorded.
59 species of national conservation significance have been recorded in the Red Data Book for Great Britain. Of these, 22 different species were recorded in the Pleasure Gardens. Notable species include the Golden Hoverfly, Scarce Emerald damsal fly, hornet, and dormouse.