Aquatic Plant Adventures

The Conservation Volunteers at Hollybush Conservation Centre

The Aquatic Adventures project was set up to celebrate the amazing plants in our local waterways and wetlands, especially the SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) along the Leeds Liverpool Canal behind Hollybush

Visitor Information

Hollybush Conservation Centre
Broad Lane
West Yorkshire

Hollybush is a busy centre most days. The grounds with ponds, the gate to/from the Leeds Liverpool Canal, a superb water plant habits and our community café are normally open Tuesday to Friday 10.30 -3.

Parking is limited on site and unless you have mobility needs please use nearby places to park.

We are not open on Mondays or weekends.

We endeavour to answer general phone inquiries between 11am-2pm (Mon-Fri)

Get involved

Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

Find out about our latest events, training courses and projects here:

Get in touch

Contact information

You can call us on 0113 274 2335 or email [email protected]

Photos of the site

Pond set at Kirkstall Festival

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Pond trailer on site for events

Friday, August 16, 2019

Aquatic plant canoe trail

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Waterway canoe adventures!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Photo competition: Mark Hewitt

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Photo competition: Richard Bowes

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Photo competition: Ewa Kawlec

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Photo competition: Scott Martin

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Photo competition: Richard Bowes

Sunday, September 22, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
The Big Green Weekend! We ran a canoe trail, pond dipping and arts activities on our site and along the canal 22/09/2019 - 11:00 140 Mixed ages
Our aquatic photography exhibition received 40 submissions, and six winners were chosen to display on site in the roundhouse 09/09/2019 - 09:30 19 Mixed ages
Past staff and volunteers explored the grounds and talked with two ecologists on a guided walk along the towpath 27/07/2019 - 14:30 60 Mixed ages
We held a photographic training course and 8 people learnt how to get better results from their cameras (or camera phones) 10/07/2019 - 12:30 8 Mostly adults 25+
The Aquatic Plant Trailer was a featured installation on our site for Kirkstall Art Trail 20/07/2019 - 10:00 360 Mixed ages
Our Aquatic Plant Trailer was featured at Kirkstall Festival: we talked to local residents about our work & local nature 13/07/2019 - 12:00 170 Mixed ages
We took aquatic plant and insect models to Leeds Bird Fair at Rodley Nature Reserve to share with the public 22/06/2019 - 11:00 64 Mixed ages