The garden has an abundance of life, and the many different plant species means it attracts a range of wildlife. The garden is allowed to blend naturally with the environment, creating natural habitats for animals and insects. There is a beehive and a limited amount of honey harvested from the hive each year. The team were keen to introduce a beehive as part of their ongoing remit to facilitate with, and look after, the environment they work in.
To help visitors appreciate the design and structure of the garden we do keep areas trimmed and tidy but we also leave spaces to go wild and fuse into their surroundings - another great contributor to biodiversity is untidiness in the garden. Try this in your own garden at home!
The garden benefits from the spent compost from our own mushroom farm. It’s a great natural mulch for the garden’s borders, adding lots of nutrients and organic matter to the soil, as well as helping us reduce the need to add additional fertilisers.
Looking ahead. When our power tools need replacing, we will replace these with cleaner and quieter electric tools.