Flatford Wildlife Garden

Flatford Wildlife Garden

Flatford Wildlife Garden
This is a garden which has been designed with wildlife in mind, from nectar-rich flower gardens, to native fruit-bearing plants, to butterfly larval host plants, to bird, bat and bug-boxes! 
Latest blog posts
  • O, to be in England, now that April's there...

    April is a wonderful time in the garden – although it awakens slowly to the sun’s warmth, the small precious flowers that herald spring are particularly lovely – little jewel-like crocus opening to the sun and to the tiny solitary bees...
  • Predators wanted!

    Sometimes it’s nice to be a victim of one’s own success…. Sometimes less so! Having just planted out our spring bulbs at the wildlife garden, imagine our chagrin at finding many of our crocuses and tulips gobbled up by naughty little...
  • Looking ahead to spring...

    Well, now the Big Garden Birdwatch is over, and we all know what birds and other creatures share our gardens with us, ( https://www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch/ ) let’s look ahead and see what we can do to help them all through spring…. Hopefully...
  • What birds are visiting your garden this winter?

    So, who’s seen a fieldfare yet this winter? I personally haven’t seen many, probably due to the strong south westerlies keeping them at home in Scandinavia, and also perhaps due to the mildness of the winter so far. (They’re just not...
  • A Day in the Life of a Dedham Vale Youth Ranger

    Written by Amber, one of our young volunteers: "I’ve only been living in the area for a short time, so joining the youth rangers seemed like a brilliant chance to meet new people and get involved with wildlife and conservation work. I wasn't...
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