Apple trees, deer and… pigs?!

Over the last two weeks we have had some extra visitors in the park and garden helping us out.
The wonderful team from NFU Mutual have been back for the second year in a row to work with us. They have… cleared the old nursery, planted 11 new apple trees in the orchard, made Victorian tree labels, picked apples, finished the Majors House, dug a new wildlife pond and cleared the spinney.

They also very kindly donated 10 new fence panels, posts and a gate and they even put them up for us! We now have this lovely new clear area in the old nursery and we are thinking about getting a few pigs early next year to keep our bees company. Perhaps some Tamworth or Gloucester Old Spot Piglets at Charlecote 2013?

We are definitely feeling a little autumnal at Charlecote this week. Our winter bedding is nearly ready to be planted in the Parterre and we are just waiting for our bulb order to arrive.

Our deer are also looking particularly good at the moment. They have already begun to cross over into West Park ready to start the rut. This is the perfect time of the year to come for a walk in the park and see them in top condition or why not join us on one of our deer park safaris in October? If you do want to join us be sure to book up quickly. We’re already fully booked on some dates and pre-booking is essential to ensure you get a space on the tour!

Lisa, Park & Garden Manager

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