Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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Plants & Flowers

Ryde Cemetery is home to a huge variety of plants, some were planted as part of the design and layout of the Cemetery and graves, and many are self seeded.


List Of Plants Found Growing In Ryde Cemetery – List completed by the IW Natural History Society in 2001.


There are many rose bushes and some have been left to grow wild without pruning and have now reverted to their original root stocks.



Spring is the start of the flowering season, and primroses and bluebells cover vast areas of the ground in the Cemetery.

The meadow flowers come in to their own in the summer months and make a picturesque sight. They attract many flying insects to the area, which in turn attract the birds.


These Bluebells were seen in May 2018, covering the area like a carpet of blue.

The beautiful colour cannot help but attract the eye wherever you look in the cemetery at this time of year.



Bluebells in St. John’s Cemetery at Westridge.

Photos April 2019

Knapweed & Grasses July 2020



The Knapweed photos were taken during the Big Butterfly Count July 2020






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