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.
All of these 18 types of fauna have been spotted around the Museum recently:
- Green Woodpecker
- Blue tit
- Field mouse