Tanglewood Wild Garden is a natural garden and woodland boasting four ponds across its 9 acres. The gardens are kept as natural and ‘wild’ as possible, with sympathetic planting of native trees and plants mixed with the odd exotic variety, great for encouraging butterflies and bees.
Popular for those looking for peace and tranquillity and a slow meandering walk, but equally appealing to families enjoying a picnic, whilst children love to use the rope swing.
At Tanglewood we have kept the gardens non-commercialised, so whilst you won't find catering facilities, you will find lots of areas to throw down a blanket for a rustic picnic, as well as picnic benches.
In keeping with the Wild Gardens, litter needs to go home with you. We do have compost toilets on site though!
Tanglewood is a place shared equally by humans and wildlife. Brambles, nettles and thistles are not looked on as weeds, but essential habitat and food source for birds, animals and insects.
The grass areas, where mowed, is left at a 4 inch height to provide cover and protection for insects. In the spring the grass is home to an abundance of baby frogs and toads. The four ponds and bog area also provides a haven for wildfowl, aquatic insects and amphibians.
Tanglewood is also a place which changes throughout the seasons, so do make a note to come and visit again.
Our four ponds have attracted many birds such as Mallards, Canadian Geese, Moorhens, Coots, Kingfisher, Heron, and Swallows and Martins who enjoy swooping across the ponds for a drink. Our most recent sighting is of an Egret.
In terms of water life, insects and amphibians, Dragonflies, Damselflies, Frogs, Toads, Newts and Lizards.
Within the woodlands Jays, Buzzards, Rooks, Snipe, Woodpecker and Owls have been observed including all the usual wild birds. There is evidence of badger sets, rabbits and squirrels.
Plenty of parking is available on site.
We have an onsite compost toilet.
Bring your own! Our gardens are ideal for a picnic.
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