A haven for bees and pollinators
Designed specifically for bees, other pollinators and the local wildlife, the Nectar Gardens is a place where nectar and pollen are maximised.
All the planting is bee and pollinator friendly, and all the features were designed to provide a habitat for various wildlife. Still young and in it’s 4th year of development, the garden itself is the largest garden in the UK that is specifically designed for the local wildlife and that is open to the public.
We have seen the garden attract a variety of wildlife including voles, frogs, ducklings, butterflies, dragonflies, swallows and grass snakes. What will you see during your visit?
Constantly growing and evolving, the Nectar Gardens offer different delights each season and provide a stunning place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature all year round.
The gardens can be enjoyed by the whole family, we encourage children to climb to the top of our moorland plot, crawl through the different tunnels and get muddy on the trails.
Research and sustainability
The landscaping of the site has a very strong commitment to sustainability, including using coppiced wood from the site for the timber requirements and stone quarried from the site for dry stone walls.
We also carry out regular research to discover the best nectar producing plants and actively promote sustainable land management methods.
By visiting us you are directly contributing towards our work in protecting bees, pollinators and local wildlife.