The secrets of the moat
We’re clearing vegetation and silt from Lyveden’s moat to keep the water clear. Part of the process involves pumping water out of the moat, which gives us an exciting opportunity to find out more about Lyveden’s past.
Uncovering a historic garden
Thanks to good written records, we already have a pretty clear picture of the planting at Lyveden, but there’s always more to learn.
By taking samples from silt at the bottom of the moat, we can find traces of seeds and pollen which help us to discover the species that were originally planted in Lyveden’s garden over 400 years ago.
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