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Woodside Plant centre and Tearoom

Woodside Plant centre and Tearoom

Woodside is not just a plant centre and a cafe, but also a working kitchen and ornamental garden within a traditional walled garden setting. We run our garden as a wildlife haven. Together with the local branch of the RSPB we have created a unique 'Homes for Wildlife Garden', and we focus on growing (and selling) plants that have benefits to wildlife. Woodside is home to a diverse population of birds and insects, as well as a healthy newt population and a family of happy hedgehogs.

Did you know?

Most gregarious hibernators

Cluster flies and ladybirds hibernate in roof space in their thousands, in spring they leave a chemical marking a safe site.

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