Our Mill Meadow teems with wildflowers in the summer and is grazed by our resident sheep in the winter. It’s a great place for younger visitors to let off steam and spot wildlife, or take a rest on one of our benches and enjoy the view.
Next to the meadow, our woodland area is specially designed to attract wildlife with its woodpiles, birdboxes and even an insect hotel! Follow our log path through the trees, look out for our teepee and beehives, or have a go at the throw a cone game.
As the Mill Gardens meadow and woodland shift and change with the seasons there is always something new to enjoy, and admission into the meadow and woodland, like our gardens, is free of charge.
THE MILL MEADOW AND WOODLAND IN SPRING
The sheep have done a sterling job grazing our meadow throughout the winter and have now moved to pastures new. The fencing around the meadow has been removed and the first cowslips in flower have been spotted. Soon the meadow will come to life again, providing a spectacular display of wildflowers throughout late spring and summer.
We are keeping a close eye on the woodland and all those new bulbs we have planted, hoping they have survived the attacks of rabbits and squirrels. But things look promising. We have spotted the first anemone shoots and the bluebells are growing nicely with the first daffodils already in flower. The woodland is also home to our log path, cone throwing game and teepee, making this a great area for children to play in and explore.