Badgers to birds
The garden attracts all sorts of wildlife, from badgers and foxes to many different bird species.
We have to keep the gates to our fountain garden shut at night to stop the badgers getting in and digging up our flower beds.
Look out for...
We often have nesting pairs in our horse chestnut tree by the ice house.
Green woodpeckers on the grass and Great spotted woodpeckers up in the trees.
Look out for these species: Comma, Orange-tip, Painted lady, Peacock, Red admiral and Small copper.
Our flower meadow
Enjoy a stroll along the river on your way to Ham and approach the house through our flower meadow. This is an increasingly important habitat for wildflowers, animals, insects and birds.
A love-hate relationship
We don't encourage slugs, but they love it here. Though they do eat young plants faster than we can grow them, they also eat decaying plant material. We love and hate them.
We encourage ladybirds in the garden as the natural predator of garden nuisances like aphids and mites.