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Wilding Weekend in West Dorset

Wilding Weekend in West Dorset - 11th & 12th June - through National Garden Scheme
28 Feb 2022
Written by Julia Hailes
Alumnae News
Wilding at Hooke
Wilding at Hooke

Hooke Farm has been transformed into a wildlife haven with bird boxes, bat caves (a dry stone bat egg), butterflies and bee-friendly wildflower meadows. The landscaping project includes a series of ponds in a wetland area, orchard trees, woodland planting all interlinked with mown paths through swaying grass. There are standing stones, a stilted henhouse, a giant throne and driftwood stags.

There will be talks and guided tours on both afternoons, covering different aspects of wilding and environmentally friendly gardening. This will include butterflies, moths, reptiles, weed control, tree maintenance, grassland management and how to attract insects and birds. We are peat-free.

Locally sourced lunch and cream teas will be on offer too.

Here's the NGS link for more information - https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/43118


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