Our Flatford Wildlife Garden is re-opening tomorrow: Thursday 1st October after months of closure! 

  Autumn leaves at Flatford Wildlife Garden: Nancy Brown

The weather looks mixed on Thursday 1st Oct with sunshine and showers forecast in Flatford throughout the day. Please bring appropriate clothing and brollies with you as visitors will unfortunately not be permitted in the barn at present due to government guidelines. It will currently be an outdoor experience around the garden but there will be shelter from the rain available at the National Trust café and the Constable Exhibition building opposite.

Our garden is planted with wildlife in mind as well as for human enjoyment. Log piles, a small wildlife pond and borders attract bees and butterflies and illustrate wildlife friendly ideas that can be taken home. Planting includes food and shelter for garden wildlife during each of the seasons. A range of trees and shrubs provide fruit, nuts and berries and a small orchard provides blossom for spring pollinators as well as a harvest later in the season.

There will be safety measures in place including a one way system around the garden.

What with spending so much time in our own gardens over spring and summer, it can be a real tonic to visit another garden and get some new ideas. We very much look forward to seeing you again!


The Flatford Wildlife Garden is now open daily from 10.30am- 4pm, 1st October until1st November 2020. Entrance to the garden is free, it’s push-chair friendly and dogs on leads are welcome. Parking is £5 in the National Trust Car Park nearby.

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