COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES


GENERAL1. Please do not visit the garden if you have any symptoms of Covid 19 or have been i..
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2021 Seed list and Organised tours 2022

2021 SEED LIST
To see the range of seeds we sell please go to the "Find Out More Pages" and c..
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Red squirrels and other wildlife in the garden
The numerous red squirrels at Cluny are now less active during the day. Come either first thing in t..
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COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES



GENERAL

1. Please do not visit the garden if you have any symptoms of Covid 19 or have been in recent contact with anyone displaying symptoms.

2. Please use the hand sanitiser provided (or your own) on entering and leaving the garden. 

3. Please ensure you social distance yourself >2m from anyone not within your household and from anyone working in the garden.

CAR PARKING

1. It is unlikely that the car-park will be busy but follow any instructions on where to park.

WALKING AROUND THE GARDEN

1. Visitors should follow the numbering system from No. 1 to No. 33. There is a clearly marked “Short Cut” if necessary.

2. Please take along your own walking sticks although we will supply one if necessary.

3. Please avoid overtaking anyone on the route as the paths are narrow.

4. Please keep children close-by at all times.

BUYING PLANTS

1. Please try to touch only plants you are going to buy.

2. Payment by CASH into the HONESTY BOX is preferable, thank you.





2021 Seed list and Organised tours 2022


2021 SEED LIST


To see the range of seeds we sell please go to the "Find Out More Pages" and check out a copy of the 2020 seed list. If you would like to order seed from our 2021 list please send your email address to wmattingley@btinternet.com  The seed list is normally sent out in late November/early December and the seed in late December.


ORGANISED TOURS 2022

If you have the opportunity of organising a group of eight or more people (up to 20), we will happily provide a guide for free. Organised visits in the evenings can also be arranged. We have limitations on the size of bus which can access the garden. We are presently taking bookings for 2022 ON THE PROVISO THAT COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS ARE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

 


 
 




Red squirrels and other wildlife in the garden

The numerous red squirrels at Cluny are now less active during the day. Come either first thing in the morning when the garden is opened or late in the afternoon if you want to see them. They are fed around 0900-0930 with hazelnuts, sunflower seed, fruit and peanuts. Apart from at the feeders, if you go around the garden quietly, taking your time you should see the squirrels foraging on the ground or scampering off up a tree. 

There are stoats present especially in the area around No 5 although they are very quick and can be difficult to spot. Pine martens do visit the garden but are very nocturnal. Other nocturnal residents include tawny owls and we have bats resident in the attic. 

Many woodland bird species are present including 3 types of tits, bullfinch, treecreeper, chaffinch, great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch, blackbirds, long-tailed tits, jackdaws (in the chimneys), blackcaps, garden warblers and song and mistle thrushes. Jays and buzzards are regular most days. 

As the weather has warmed up more insects are appearing including orange tip and comma butterflies, wasps and various bumblebees. Tiny little frogs are taking refuge in the damp areas of the garden while toads are lurking around the pots looking for slugs!