The Yeo Valley Organic Garden

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The Yeo Valley Organic Garden provides a countryside experience with a diverse range of habitats designed to encourage wildlife and support pollinators. It takes inspiration from Yeo Valley’s dairy farms, providing a number of wildlife-friendly habitats with a rich and diverse tapestry of flowering plants.

On a gentle hill, a stream leads to an area of pasture that is rich with Trifolium (clover). It links the garden areas and provides the calming sound of water. The stream starts in the woodland flowing from a simple steel trough reflecting pool reminiscent of a cattle trough. Below, a wildlife lake with aquatic and marginal planting provides a wetland habitat, perfect for toads, frogs, dragonflies and damselflies.

An egg-shaped, steam-bent wooden nature hide provides a place to sit and observe the wetland environment. Curved drystone walls divide the site into distinct habitat zones. The boundary walls are drystone topped with mixed native hedging plants, representing the importance and diversity of British hedgerows.

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