During the development of the garden every effort is taken to ensure as much of the existing wildlife stays and the end result encourages even more to arrive. Over 500 saplings have been planted so far replacing aging trees. Wild areas are managed, new habitats created, over forty new bird boxes placed and older ones renovated.
The garden, woods, wild areas and meadows are shared with newts, frogs, toads, lizards, rabbits, moles, foxes, badgers, weasels, stoats and even a family of polecats. Noticeable absentees, so far, from the list being snakes and slow worms. Fifty nine varieties of birds have been spotted on or from the land since 2010. The newly planted cottage garden attracts huge numbers of bees, butterflies, moths and insects. In all a haven for wildlife.