Click here to see the June 2011 official plant survey.





Here at Fancy's Farm we have a great variety of wild flowers including some very rare species. We have lots of pyramidal and bee orchids and also possibly the largest number of early gentians anywhere in the world. Please click the images below to see them full size.

Bob Ford runs regular nature walks around Portland and has visited Fancy's Farm several times along with our other site at Waycroft Quarry. Click here to see his reports of his visits.

Pyramidal Orchid
Pyramidal Orchid
Field Scabious
Small Scabious
Viper's Bugloss
Viper's Bugloss

Common Spotted Orchid
Never before seen on Portland.

Stemless Thistle

Early Gentian
This could well be the most important patch of this little flower left in the UK, or even the world, as this species is not found anywhere else other than Southern England.  Estimated to be over 1000 plants.

Early Gentian


Mouse-Ear Hawkweed


Hop Trefoil

Wild Thyme

Burnet Rose