Garden Hedge


Small Garden

This Wild Space is a small private garden. In 2014 a mixed (Hazel, Holly and Hawthorn) hedge was planted to provide shelter from prevailing SW winds for a small area of wildflower grassland. The space provides foodplants for a range of butterfly and moth caterpillars – including Holly Blue, Speckled Wood, Knot Grass and Eyed Hawkmoth.

It has created a sheltered haven to enjoy the butterflies, moths, birds and bats that congregate there, with heritage apple trees planted in the grassland and more wildflowers introduced. Saplings for the hedge were sourced from a local community tree nursery.

Species that might be seen in this Wild Space

Holly Blue

Celastrina argiolus

Speckled Wood

Pararge aegeria

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