For the past three years we
have been managing the three meadows around the garden. In 2006 we entered
the work we have done into the Insurance Corporations' Conservation Awards:
Best Conservation Project. We were Highly Commended and the judges were very
enthusiastic about our efforts to manage the meadows organically, reduce the
noxious weeds which had taken hold and to generally increase the bio-diversity
of the whole area. We are particularly pleased that the old Jersey cider apple
tree has been revitalised after care and attention.