Insect Life

The Garden also provides the perfect space for insect life. From spring onwards, many species of butterflies visit, from Brimstones to Common Peacocks.

A rainbow of butterflies cover the floors of the water garden, and are attracted to one of our beautiful national collections of Buddleja that we stock in the Longstock Park Nursery. Hundreds of butterflies visit the garden, each individual looking beautifully different from the last. They brighten up the garden and flutter round, bringing it to life. 

If you visit the water garden in early Summer, look out for the dragon and damsel flies beginning to hatch!