06 March 2020
Elm Grove is located in 20 acres of gardens, lawns and fields - with a large number of trees and shrubs, all excellent habitat for birds and wildlife of all types. There are lots of flowers around but it's not a very manicured garden: apart from the tennis court and croquet lawn we tend to allow nature a pretty free hand: the result is lots of wildlife and birds. Guests may catch sight of a resident badger family and a pair of foxes which come out to eat at night and wander through our grounds. There are also rabbits & squirrels in the grounds which can be seen from time to time. Our cat Marmaduke is also interested in these but he's not as young as he used to be.
Elm Grove's grounds are particularly good for birds. Last year a group of keen bird watchers spotted 22 species of birds here grounds, including a great spotted woodpecker family who live in our old sweet chestnut tree. Many of our rooms look out directly onto the lawn and guests can see the birds from the comfort of their bedrooms. For a closer view there are many areas around the grounds with garden furniture so you can get a closer view of the comings and goings of our feathered friends.