– Distinctive landscape of parallel hedges on sheltered hillsides.
– Small, intimate and domestic in scale, providing contrast with open coast and heathland.
– Pattern and variety of colour and texture provided by mix of hedge species and methods of management, creating variation in character from Island to Island.
– Value for wildlife e.g. hedges for nesting birds and less intensively cultivated bulb-strips are important for rare arable plant species.
– Represents an important phase in Scillonian agricultural history.
– Lack of management quickly leads to loss of structure, pattern and definition.