The Wildlife Garden
The wildlife garden was created by Head Gardener Gary Long to attract indigenous animals and insects.
Rather than being planted with decorative shrubs and bushes, the garden has a number of specially arranged elements. These include log piles for hedgehogs and insects, Buddleia to attract butterflies, a natural hay meadow to encourage wild flowers, mice, dragonflies and other insects, a bundle of bamboo designed as a ‘bee hotel’ to attract solitary bees searching for somewhere to stay, bat boxes and a barn owl box.
There is also a frog-shaped pond in one part of the garden which was designed by pupils at Probus Primary School as part of a competition organised by Head Gardener Gary Long. It has proved very successful in attracting a variety of Cornish wildlife to the garden.