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Improved Wildlife Garden Officially Opened

Thirty seven years after Ferry Meadows Country Park opened to the public, its key creator, Wyndham Thomas, visited us to formally open the improved Wildlife Garden.

Group On Decking

The garden by the Visitor Centre is a 'park in miniature'. Representing the variety of habitats in the wider Nene Park, it contains a small pond, meadow areas and trees.

Gardener Gareth Lorman has been working alongside volunteers and rangers to carry out the improvements to the garden. The space has been transformed with log piles, new decking to the pond, bamboo chimes, butterfly borders and stepping stones amongst the flowers.


Volunteers At Garden Opening

Images taken by park visitors Matthew Farrugia and David Mills and Ranger Ashley Wheal have also been displayed. There is a panel created by chainsaw carver Dick Tilley at the Woodlands Day event in the Park showing some of the wildlife you could see in the garden and a giant beetle carved into a log created by the same sculptor.

We really hope that people of all ages will visit the garden, enjoy its flowers, plants and insects and that they will be inspired to do more in their own gardens. Please do pop into the Visitor Centre to collect a free leaflet giving you tips on how to encourage and enjoy more wildlife.

Gardens are perfect habitats for wildlife and the number we have nationally means we can do something important for nature quite literally on our doorstep.