The garden doesn't really go to sleep!
We are open every day over the late autumn and winter. If you are visiting from November the 4th to ..
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Seed list and Organised tours

SEED LIST
The 2019 seed list will be available in late November. Please email wmattingley@bti..
more
Red squirrels and other wildlife in the garden
The good population of red squirrels at Cluny are very active throughout much of the day. They are f..
more

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The garden doesn't really go to sleep!

We are open every day over the late autumn and winter. If you are visiting from November the 4th to the 12th February we ask for a donation towards red squirrel and wild bird food to help them all through the winter. Thank you.

The garden is still very colourful into November. The real winter months of December and January have a character of their own especially if there has been a fall of snow. The conifers in particular stand out in the winter. Snowdrop bulbs are already peaking out of the ground ready to flower from February onwards while th early flowering hellebores are also getting prepared!

We are busy collecting leaves to make leaf mould, Also cutting out branches and even one or two trees will be felled. There is always plenty to do in a woodland garden over the winter.

If you do want to visit on a snowy day please be careful on the access drive as it may be slippy. 




Seed list and Organised tours


SEED LIST


The 2019 seed list will be available in late November. Please email wmattingley@btinternet.com  to order a copy. To see the range of seeds we sell please go to the "Find Out More Pages" and check out the 2018 list.


ORGANISED TOURS

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. Larger groups of up to 30 are also welcome. We have limitations on the size of bus which can access the garden but please get in touch if want you to discuss this. We are presently taking bookings for 2020 & beyond.

 


 
 




Red squirrels and other wildlife in the garden

The good population of red squirrels at Cluny are very active throughout much of the day. They are fed around 0900-0930 with hazelnuts, pine nuts 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. They have been very busy on the old beeches as it is an excellent year for beech mast.

There are stoats present especially in the area around No 5 although they are very quick and can be difficult to spot. 

Many woodland bird species are present including 3 types of tits, bullfinch, treecreeper, chaffinch, great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch, blackbirds and song and mistle thrushes. A raucous jay family can frequently be heard in the garden.

It is an excellent year for fungi.