The Phoenix Garden is a great space to sit, eat sandwiches and chat and we aim for it to look attractive all year round. It also provides a home for a wide range of wildlife; birds, bees and the West End's only frogs.
The garden is maintained using sustainable techniques and an innovative approach to wildlife gardening. We use plants that grow reliably in dry conditions, that will be of maximum benefit to wildlife and we aim to create many different habitats to encourage as many species as we can.
We are often asked how we get the garden to grow so well and are often told how much hard work it must be. In truth, our approach is rooted in a belief that gardens should be naturally low maintenance and worry-free, and we always keep in mind that:
PLANTS WANT TO GROW!
We manage the garden with a few basic self-imposed restrictions:
THERE IS NO WASTE
With these in place we have made a natural garden that needs minimal interventions through the year.