Priory Paddock Wildflower garden

The garden is one of the hidden gems of St Bees and is next to the pubic footpath called the “Dandy Walk” in front of the church. It was created in 1996-99 using the natural wetland of the valley floor.  Access is via the “Dandy Walk”.

There is an audio-visual guide available – click here to access. 


On site information board. – this is reproduced here and explains the garden.

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Interpretation board

Mill Hill School from North London was evacuated to St Bees for the duration of WW2, and as part of the commemoration of this, help with the Paddock was received from the Old Millhillians Society.  Michael Berry was the driving force behind this. This is commemorated on the two plaques shown below.

Michael Berry Plaque
Mill Hill Stone
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