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! 
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  • Blog Post: A happy new year from all at the Wildlife Garden.

    From Jacob Hunter (Garden Intern) I thought that the rest provided by the festive period might have proved a good moment for our indefatigable volunteers to write something in reflection on a great year's work. Alas... most of them were too busy enjoying themselves. And so, although I have only...
  • Blog Post: Saving Species and Planting Bulbs

    In winter, plant growth slows as low light levels and cold temperatures enclose them. Many lose their leaves or die back to survive the harsh conditions and at this time, inevitably, the mind of many a gardener turns to spring. Not being so different ourselves, we’ve been planting many...
  • Blog Post: A Celebration of Seedy Trees

    Without the leaves on the trees, the river is visible from the garden. This week has been national tree week : the annual celebration of trees and a marker of the beginning of the tree planting season. I will admit that although I know the trees at Flatford are integral to the garden's wildlife...
  • Blog Post: As the Summer Fades

    Asters in the Entrance Garden We are coming to the end of our first year at the Flatford Wildlife Garden, but we remain open throughout October on weekends, Thursdays, and the school half-term (24-28th). There’s still a lot to see as late-season flowers like Aster and Ceratostigma continue...
  • Blog Post: Radio 4, Greenshanks and Willow Emerald Damsels

    A view across the Stour towards Mistley My recollection of this last week has been dominated by a Greenshank count. Mark Nowers, the Warden for Stour Estuary and Wolves Wood, was kind enough to invite me along. By counting the birds at the end of August, between official Wetland Bird Survey dates...
  • Blog Post: Hello from the new intern!

    So here we are, a week after the official opening of the garden and - importantly for me - five weeks since I joined the RSPB team at Stour Estuary. I’m the new intern, and over the next eight months I will be working with the staff and volunteers to make the garden as good and as relevant as it...