Ham Lands is a 72-hectare Local Nature Reserve and Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation in Ham in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.
The site is a large area of grassland and scrub bordering the River Thames. The other boundary is mostly formed by Riverside Drive. It was excavated for gravel and then backfilled with soil from different areas of London, creating a variety of habitats which attract many bird and butterfly species. The flood-meadows have a wide range of wild flowers and there are many plants which are rare in London.
Plans to build on the former gravel were finally abandoned by the Council in 1983. A survey of the flora was carried out by Nigel Hepper in 1985 and a report published in 1987 which recognised eight zones.
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