Gardens & wildlife
Welcome to Avoncroft’s green space. Our beautiful historic buildings are set in a 15 acre site. The Merchant’s 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 varieties of fruits. There is a pictureque wildlife pond by the Cholstrey 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 site recently.
Avoncroft welcomes gardening volunteers to help maintain these beautiful open spaces.
Click here to find out more about volunteering.