Wildlife

The Longstock Park Water Garden is a beautiful and serene setting that attracts a variety of wildlife. The Water Garden was built in the 1940s by John Spedan Lewis as a place to rest. He was an avid and skilled environmentalist, who studied botany, entomology and aquatic life.

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The Water Garden attracts water birds, insects, butterflies and fish of all species, which bring the garden to life.

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Insect Life

The Garden provides the perfect space for insect life. From spring onwards, many species of butterflies visit, brightening up the grounds.

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The Water

It is not only the land that attracts wildlife each year, the water too, seethes with life. Water boatmen, caddis flies and snails provide a delicious snack for the birds.

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Water Birds

The fresh water habitat provides a cosy and safe home for water birds, allowing them to dip in and out as they please. The garden attracts a range of water birds such as herons.

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