All visitors to the Wild Garden are reminded that the Garden is private property and they are required to respect the rules of entry and to help preserve the peace and tranquillity the Garden offers.
Entering the Wild Garden through the wrought iron gates, restored in 2010, you see the Lime Avenue stretching ahead of you. A hundred Limes, some over 250 years old, grace the entrance to a magical place.
At the end of the avenue is the Round Pond – actually elliptical, you have to stand on the bridge to see it Round!
A view of the magnificent Cedar of Lebanon, possibly over 300 years old takes your breath away. Above the Round Pond is what was originally the fish pond for Shipton Court, now home to ducks and moorhens and shrouded by willows.
Turning down stream are the canals, leading over three waterfalls and eventually flowing on down to the Evenlode.
Woodland areas are left relatively untouched to allow nature to manage the environment.
The Wild Garden provides something for everyone.
All this owned by a local charity, supported by volunteers and open all the year around – please respect it and help us keep this as a legacy for future generations.
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Tel: 0845 8056804