Gardens and wildlife

Welcome to Avoncroft Museum’s green spaces!

Our beautiful historic buildings are set in 19 acres of grounds.  The Medieval Town House, Toll House and 1950s Arcon V Prefab all have gardens which are planted and maintained in keeping with the period they represent. Produce from these gardens is used in our Edwardian Tea Room.

Avoncroft has a cider and perry orchard stocked with various heritage varieties of fruits. There is a pictureque wildlife pond by the threshing barn that is host to insects, ducks, coots and visiting wildlife. A second wildlife pond is currently under construction at the south end of the orchard.

Avoncroft Museum welcomes gardening volunteers to help maintain these beautiful open spaces, please email volunteer@avoncroft.org.uk if you would like to become a volunteer at the Museum.

 

Wildlife

All of these 18 types of fauna have been spotted around the Museum recently:

  • Magpie
  • Jay
  • Green Woodpecker
  • Robin
  • Spider
  • Blue tit
  • Sparrow
  • Bumblebee
  • Honeybee
  • Newt
  • Pheasant
  • Ladybird
  • Field mouse
  • Mallard
  • Coot
  • Fox
  • Badger
  • Squirrel