The area of grove is commonly known as Black Dam. The housing estate was first developed in 1971. The housing estate borders Black Dam Ponds which act as a flood control and provide a haven for wildlife, particularly water fowl.
This attractive area has picnic facilities and is popular for feeding the ducks and swans. The path at the eastern end connects under a subway to the nature reserve managed by Hampshire Wildlife Trust and on to Crabtree Open Space. The Viables Craft Centre with a range of individually crafted products is also nearby.