Wild Garden

The wild garden is quite unlike many other parts of the Gardens as it is a combination of nature garden and rare exotic trees. The aim is to combine many different mind sets such as a wildlife garden and a rare tree collection. This area is where the bees are kept hence the use of the meadow which helps feed them. The meadow is accompanied by a collection of rare trees such as Magnolia which are planted where they have the space to grow. The inspiration for this area came from visiting many arboretums where they combine long grass and trees to good effect.

Continuing the ecological theme this area looks out across the equally glamorous compost heap via a viewing platform. The aim of this platform and the whole area is to show that ecological gardening and the use of exotics need not be separate. The area is also a place for learning about important skills like composting, bee keeping and meadow management.