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Gardens full of wild flowers are great havens for our native wildlife. Discover the species that thrive along the cliff tops at Souter Lighthouse and the Leas, the mature nut orchards at Washington Old Hall or the pocket of heaven for wildlife at Ormesby Hall.
We grow a lot of fresh herbs and vegetables in the gardens we look after. Much of the produce is harvested for use in the café. For inspiration visit Gibside's walled kitchen garden, the allotment plots at Seaton Delaval Hall or Cragside's orchard house.
Our conservator in the North East, John Wynn Griffiths, sheds some light on the mysterious art of conservation. In the first of a new regular diary, he tells us what he's been up to at Cragside this month.