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Crabtree Plantation is a country park in Basingstoke that offers a variety of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. The park was established in the 18th century as part of the Hackwood Estate, which belonged to the Dukes of Bolton.

The estate was famous for its gardens, woodlands and hunting grounds, and hosted many distinguished guests, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and King George. The main entrance to Crabtree Plantation is marked by the Bolton Arch, a stone archway that was built in 1740 as a tribute to the first Duke of Bolton.

Crabtree Plantation is also a haven for wildlife, especially butterflies. The park is home to more than 20 species of butterflies, including the rare White Letter Hairstreak, which can be found on the elms in the park. The park also has a variety of birds, fish, insects and amphibians, and is surrounded by woodlands, meadows and wetlands.

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