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Spring Term 2016
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Guess lots of time needed to keep it looking so good. An inspiration for how to cope with our wild garden" Yvonne and Alan Bannister, Wroxall, 12 June "This is obviously a very special garden because of your vision and practise - I would love it if some of the joy could spill over into your guide - this is very scolarly of all you have done - bring it alive as the garden is.
The colours are stunning. How right he was. Thanks for sharing and thank God there's no cream teas!! Much of the grassed area is carefully managed to allow natives to seed and multiply. In spring you can see naturalised and expanding stands of cowslips, meadow buttercups and fritillaries. The ponds are host to frogs and newts which breed every year. Finally we have an organic vegetable garden and tunnel where compost, mulching and natural predation are used to good effect. But the way we grow our garden also has major benefits for us as gardeners. Working with nature by using thick mulches of shredded material or pebbles together and the careful placing of appropriate plants - using natural plant communities as an inspiration - means that our work is minimised - weeds are not eliminated but they are radically reduced.
The garden is on a human scale - it is something that busy people can re-create for themselves. We have no hoardes of full time gardeners nor areas of labour intensive bedding and bare earth to keep weed free - hours of work a week is a realistic total for the 2 acres.
We hope you can come and share our enjoyment. Can garden groups visit the garden? The best size is people but larger groups are OK too. We'll also try and spend some time with you, give you a garden introduction and, if there are 15 or more in your group, a cup of Fairtrade tea and coffee and biscuits often home made flapjacks.
There is a WC in the garden. If you have a group and wish to visit outside the advertised hours we will try and fit you in when possible.
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If you are coming by minibus or small coach you'll probably be able to park either on site or in the road nearby. Large coaches will need to drop off your party and park on the roadside nearby. Map for coach drivers showing parking. Picnics welcomed. View earlier comments. My daughter enjoyed the 'jungle'.
Adventures Of Chi-Chi The Chinchilla
Lots of ideas. Have fallen in love with heleniums" Karen and Pam 21 Aug "A wonderful garden - my sisters and I have so enjoyed it. What wonderful planting. Just my style - wonderful plants - atmosphere. We love it!
Plenty of innovative ideas. Proves that environmentally friendly does not have to be a mess" Janet and Denis Wilmott 6 June "Stunning. Lovely variety of plants, bird song, sights and scents.
Our idea of how a garden should be. A world of different plants.
Beautiful plants. Wish I'd come earlier. A different season beckons" Ms Humphrey, Bickington 2 October "Inspiring - shows what can be done by working with nature. Thankyou for opening. Well done!.