Wildlife in the Goddards garden

White cabbage butterfly sitting on the lavender at Goddards

Discover what's in bloom with our highlights boards around the garden. Watch out for information about the design of the gardens and the way the Terry’s enjoyed the outdoors as you stroll around the tranquil outdoor rooms.

Treasured toads

Meet the northern most colony of Midwife toads in Britain. Being nocturnal and smaller than the common toad, they are notoriously elusive; however you may spot some of their large tadpoles in the pond.
 

Top wildlife hotspots

1930s glasshouse

Be sure to visit our impressive 1930’s greenhouse and take a look at some of the seasonal flora our volunteer gardeners have been cultivating.
 

Ponds

Here at Goddards we have two ponds brimming with wildlife from goldfish to dragonfies, flowering water lilies and tadpoles. Watch out for our special pond-dipping sessions for children.
 

Flowerbeds

The ever-changing flowerbeds attract a variety of different birds and insects throughout the year.
 

The apiary

Here at Goddards we are doing our bit to save the steadily declining population of bees within the British Isles.
 

Bird houses

Make sure you check out the bird houses dotted around the garden, often home to a family of new winged inhabitants.
 
Can you spot a winged or furry creature in the gardens?
Dragonfly at Goddards in the sunshine