Read about the life and work of the Attingham Wardens
Attingham Park is a National Trust property comprising of an 18th Century mansion set in a Repton landscape; the Park and wider Estate includes a deer park, walled garden, several miles of the rivers Severn and Tern, extensive farmland and woodlands.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Attingham Park is looking fantastic! The bright sunshine and blue skies have brought the place alive - the trees are still vibrant with new leaves and there is an incredible display of buttercups as you come up the drive. No wonder there are so many photographers about. This week I have spotted azure damselflies and banded demoiselles so I will be spending my weekend hiding in vegetation near water trying to get some good pictures.
The copper beeches behind the mansion are
A few weeks ago the outdoors department was lucky enough to have two new staff join us - Lisa and Duncan, our new Parkland Gardeners. They will be looking after the grounds and the park, getting it in tiptop condition and working with the engagement volunteers to create new guided walks and improve interpretation around the site. Watch this space!
The week so far has seen us mulching hedgerows, building bridges as part of a new walk, cutting and burning overgrown willow, helping the learning department to prepare for a big visit, chopping back spear thistles and building a new tree nursery complete with rabbit-proof fence. And its only Wednesday!
The clearings will allow a special bird survey
to be carried out along the river corridor