St Giles Church Wildlife Garden wins Gold Award


St Giles Church Wildlife Garden wins Gold Award in the Dorset Wildlife Trust’s annual competition.

Silver Medal winners for the past 3 years, in 2016 we were awarded a Gold and the top award, the Bishop’s prize of £!00, for the best wildlife garden.  2016 saw a proliferation of species – 98 wild flowers and 11 different grasses.  These attract a range of butterflies, bees, and other insects.

An exhibition of photographs is regularly on show in the church and on the noticeboard in the entrance porch.  The best time to see the garden in flower is from April- July.  After this the garden sets seed for next year and is cut back for the winter.

Congratulations and thanks are given to the team who maintain the churchyard, Jeanette Smith, Diane and Richard Benjamin.