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Jordans Wildlife Garden

Designed by Selina Botham. The 2014 Jordans Wildlife Garden has been developed to inspire visitors to bring a little bit of British Countryside into their gardens. The garden recognised that birds, bees and butterflies share the same garden and same natural larder as us.

Jordans Wildlife Garden

The wildlife garden designed by Selina Botham includes seasonal plants and wildlife features. Inspired by the Hampton Court maze, meadow paths curve through layers of soft naturalistic planting and into a central ‘nut terrace’ with calm reflecting pool.

Jordans Wildlife Garden pool

Taller planting and benches sculpted from straw bales create a greater sense of enclosure and a place to pause and contemplate the sensory delights of the soft, colourful garden.

Jordans Wildlife Garden

Plant List

* plants with edible interest

Trees
Corylus avellana (hazel nuts) *
Malus Golden hornet (crab apples)*
Prunus cerasifera (cherry plums)*
Amelanchier lamarchii (June berries)*


Hedge 
Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn)*
Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)*
Corylus avellana (hazel nuts) *
Cornus sanguinea (dogwood)
Fagus sylvatica (Beech)
Blackberry*


‘Hedgerow type’ planting
Rosa pimpinella*
Raspberry*
Lonicera japonica*
Rosa rugosa *
Hedera helix
Nettle*
Wild carrot *
Wild rocket*
Borage*
Alpine strawberry*
Dryopteris affinis
Polypodium vulgar
Hosta* 


Inner planting around the nut terrace
Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’
Stipa tenuissima
Stipa psuedoichu
Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Bronzeschleier’
Molinia caerulea Poul Peterson
Veronicastrum virginicum ‘album’
Verbena lavender spires
Sedum ‘matrona’
Foeniculum vulgare ‘purpureum’ *
Ammi majus
Origanum laevigatum ‘Hopleys’*
Centurea atropurpurea
Circium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’
Monarda ‘Prarienacht’*
Salvia nemerosa
Campanula ‘pritchards variety’
Trifolium repens ‘Red feathers’
Helenium ‘Waldtraut”
Achillea ‘Coronation gold’
Coreopsis verticillata Grandiflora
Hemerocalis*
Erigeron karvinskianus
Viola*
Nasturtium*
Tagetes*
Antirrhinum*
Calendula*
Pond plants
Typha minima
Lythrum saliceria
Caltha palustris
Mown grass paths
Common daisy *
Wild thyme*
Black medick
Meadow cransbill
Birds foot trefoil


Outer swathes of meadow inspired planting
Ox -eye daisy
Lady’s bedstraw
Cats ears *
Tufted vetch
Yarrow*
Common knapweed
Yellow rattle
Plantain
Wild carrot*
Ragged robin
Cornflower*