More importantly they are nectar plants and are perfect for attracting butterflies and bees into the garden.
Within the garden over looking the pond you will find a row of miniture houses, these are bug B&Bs and insect hotels, perfect for attracting all sorts of wildlife into the garden!
The latest addition to the wildflower garden is a beautiful nature mural specially commissioned for Stratford Butterfly Farm and designed by artist Madeline Smith.
Connecting with nature has proven to be benefical to general well being and mental health, this is particulary relevent during these current difficult and challenging times. So why not take adavantage of Covid constraints, get back to nature and "Create your very own nature garden!" The perfect lockdown project for either just yourself or the whole family to get involved with! Download the Stratford Butterfly Farm's leaflet and plan and plant a butterfly wildflower garden!
Did you know one of the best plants to have in your garden to attract British Butterflies is Buddleia!
Some of the butterflies you can expect to attract to a butterfly wildflower garden are Peacocks, Red Admirals, Cabbage Whites and Painted Ladies to name but a few. If you want to spot the UK's rarest and largest native butterfly, the swallowtail, it is currently restricted to the Norfolk Broads in East Norfolk.
Once you have planted your butterfly wildflower garden why not take part in Butterfly Conservation's Big Butterfly Count. This is an important annual UK survey that assesses the health of our environment by simply counting the amount and type of butterfies we see. Follow the link below for more information.
For many years Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm is proud to have been awarded a place in the Tourist Attraction category for Stratford in Bloom. The most recent being 1st place in 2020. Our stunning wildflower meadow of constantly changing colours really impressed the judges of the local competition, particularly as it was planted in such challenging circumstances!
Not ones to rest on our laurels, Richard Read, our resident horticulturist, along with the farm team will be reworking the wildflower gardens during 2021 to make them even more beautiful and wildlife friendly!
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