Situated in the beautiful grounds of Ashton Court Estate in Bristol, Ashton Court Meadow was re-named in memory of Justin in 2015. He had been involved with the site for over 15 years.
Justin was a voluntary warden for the meadow, and over many years he regularly made records of the wildlife he found. He recorded over 200 different species of fungi and 35 species of lichen here.
Justin’s Meadow is managed by Bristol City Council with support from Natural England’s Higher Level Stewardship Scheme (HLS) as part of the Rural Development Plan for England (RDPE).
Justin’s Meadow has formed on an area of limestone, resulting in a characteristic community of plants and provides a home for over a hundred species of insect and is an important habitat for a number of fungi. Offering a place to foray, amble, rest and reflect, the Meadow also features Justin’s Bench, which is surrounded by a wide range of flowers, grasses and woodland. The bench was kindly carved in memory of Justin by Wild Wood Carving expert Andy O’Neill.
Justin had a huge appetite for knowledge and was always trying to learn more about the fascinating world around us, especially fungi, lichens and lower plants. View his extensive library of books, journals, music and DVDs, some of which are for sale with the proceeds going towards the Foundation.
Other useful Fungi resources like identification books, swatch books, hand lenses and notebooks are also available. Get in touch to find out more.