An area of heathland in Bournemouth.
Turbary is owned and managed by Bournemouth Borough Council Parks and Countryside section.
The entire site is a Local Nature Reserve covering 36.15 Ha but only 23.53 Ha is SSSI. It forms part of the Kinson and Turbary SSSI and is subject to Bournemouth Borough Council Bylaws.
The SSSI area is predominantly dry heath Western Gorse Ulex gallii, Ling Calluna vulgaris, Bell heather Erica cinerea and Bristle bent Agrostis curtisii but it does have a couple of small areas of wet/humid heath with Crossed leaved heath Erica tetralix and Purple moor grass Molina caerulea. It also has a valley mire system with Sundews Drosera rotundifolia and D.intermedia and Bog asphodel Narthecium ossifragum and White beaked sedge Rhynchospora alba.
The rest of the site comprises of European Gorse Ulex europaeus, scrub woodland and a small pine plantation remnant from previous management of this area. Turbary is renown for adders Vipera berus and there are reptile scrapes providing prime habitat to encourage breeding of reptiles on site. It also has good populations of Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata and Stonechat Saxicola torquata and a visiting Buzzard Buteo buteo.