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Mr Toad seemed happy today

Save the date for our Nature Day on 18 June! The Gardens are such a lovely haven for local wildlife. Mr Toad seemed happy today, near the rill pond. A kind of nest in the long grass looked like it was made by one or more deer snuggling down for the night there. And last weekend volunteers came upon a grass-snake warming itself on top of the lavender hedge.

Without the cloud, today was warmer and so now the plants are growing more quickly. The roses are coming out around the Gardens, bringing their lovely colours and perfumes. In the kitchen garden the dahlia border is coming through strongly; and the vegetables too.  Volunteers have been working hard to water key plants. We are hoping it will rain soon, but not on a Thursday or on the Open Day!