Our approach to maintenance, conservation and preservation is to maintain the informal atmosphere of the gardens while carrying out essential and safety related works with the minimum of general clearance. We aim to manage the Avenue for maximum life and to preserve the key views around the Round Pond. The restoration and repair of the stream and ponds is a long term goal.
Our approach is contained in our Conservation Management Plan which sets out the origins and story of the Wild Garden, the current state of the site in terms of the ecology, the water features and the views and vistas valued by the community.
DOWNLOAD THE CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLAN- UPDATED AUGUST 2019
Please feedback any comments you might have on the plan so we can take these into consideration.
Since 2010 projects have included documenting and tagging all significant trees, a year long Nature Survey by local families, the restoration of the Ha-Ha and the planting of a new mixed species hedge by the cricket ground.
Work has been completed to replant the lime avenue where there are gaps. The chosen lime, Tilia x Europea is the same clone as the majority of the existing avenue.
Major works have been carried out to restore the Canals and Ponds to allow the re-introduction of fish into the system.
The sluiceway between the Upper pond and Round Pond has been rebuilt and a bridge, wide enough for buggies, has been installed by the Cedar of Lebanon.
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Work continues to improve the environment in the Upper Pond, as well as the routine work to maintain the path surfaces and manage the trees.