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Wildlife Garden



The Wildlife Garden was officially opened in June 1999. Work to develop the garden has continued over the past eleven years. The pond has undergone development and the efforts have been rewarded by the visit of a large Red Damsel Fly. Many Buddleia bushes, rescued from a derelict site have been planted in the Butterfly border, along with lupins. These will attract various butterflies and insects.

The provision of winter feed has greatly increased bird-life within the garden, Blackbirds, Robins, Song Thrushes. Great Tits and now Siskins have been present along with a pair of Mallards who regularly visit to devour the pond weed. The raised border provides a very colourful spring show due to self seeding. The wildlife garden now provides a very colourful and interesting area throughout the year from the first flowering of the snowdrops and wild daffodils until well after the early frosts of October and November.

The compost heap, fed wholly from the pruning and mowing within the garden is now providing compost for use in the more formal plantings within the Pitlochry In Bloom scheme. A miniature "Ben Lawers" was designed in memory of Meg Dunn who was the inspiration behind the Wildlife garden.



Perth Road
Pitlochry
PH16 5LY

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