Wildlife Garden

Malcolm is a keen conservationist and has an ongoing project to create a wildlife sanctuary in the garden of St. Anne’s,  that will eventually attract and support a diverse range of wildlife from animals and birds to plants and insects.

St. Anne’s Wildlife Garden has really started to take shape as specific new habitats are discovered. Guests can enjoy close-up views of an expanding bird population, as well as our family of Badgers that feed regularly within touching distance each night. The recent construction of a photographic/wildlife observation hide is yet another asset guests can look forward to.

Self-sown Primroses along with English Bluebells have been allowed to naturalise dappled woodland and are already attracting many early-flying insects. A flower rich meadow area with favourites such as Cornflower, Corn Marigold and Common Poppy provide restful areas to relax and meditate.

The garden’s bird population is expanding. Malcolm’s Top20 species logged over the past year include; Blue and Great Tit, Coal Tit, Robin, Long-Tailed tit, Wren, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Crow, Rook, Blackcap, Starling, Goldfinch, Tawny Owl, Little Owl.

You can catch up with the progress of Malcolm’s wildlife garden by following updates on our blog or by following Malcolm’s Instagram account for more pictures.

Malc’s Blog

In time, Malc will post regular articles to this blog. For the time being, you can catch up with the progress of Malcolm’s wildlife garden by following his blog on this page or by following the links to his Instagram account and more pictures.